Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 427 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWCA Crim 427
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Jackson and Elias JJ

Representation Benjamin Myers (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 13 February 2003


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Supplying a Class A drug - Mitigating circumstances - Appropriate sentence.

The Case

Many suppliers of Class A drugs had moving personal circumstances which they sought to point to in mitigation of their sentence. However, such circumstances carried less weight in cases of that nature. A total sentence of four years' imprisonment for three counts of supplying a Class A drug, namely cocaine, was therefore appropriate in the instant case.

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