Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 41 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWCA Crim 429
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Jackson and Elias JJ

Representation Freya Rowe (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeal) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 13 February 2003


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Firearms.

The Case

Where the defendant threatened two workmen with what they perceived to be an airgun, the court allowed the defendant's appeal against sentence, holding that, in the circumstances, the defendant's sentence of nine months' imprisonment for an offence of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence was excessive, and substituted a sentence of six months' imprisonment.

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