Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 479 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2433
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Clarke LJ, Butterfield and Pitchford JJ

Representation Philip Astbury (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The Case

A sentence of 15 months' imprisonment imposed upon a defendant for breaching his release from imprisonment on licence could not be justified since, when the period he had spent on remand for committing the offence in breach of licence was taken into account, the total sentence was for a greater period than that for which he had originally been sentenced.

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