Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 192 (Sep)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Astill and Roderick Evans JJ

Representation Teresa Loftus (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 27 September 2002


Sentencing - Handling stolen goods - Custodial sentence - Disparity with co-defendant - Discount for guilty plea.

The Case

Concurrent sentences of five years' imprisonment on each of nine counts of handling stolen goods totalling over 200,000 failed to give sufficient credit for the early pleas of guilty that had been made by the defendant. Accordingly, each sentence would be reduced to four years' imprisonment.

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