Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 127 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Lord Woolf CJ, Jackson and Elias JJ

Representation Angela Kerner (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 11 February 2003

Catchwords

Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Breach of trust.

The Case

A sentence of eight months' detention in a young offender institution imposed upon a defendant who pleaded guilty to obtaining unauthorised access to computer material to facilitate the commission of an offence was considered, on appeal, to be manifestly excessive. A sentence of four months' detention in a young offender institution was substituted.

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