Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 88 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWCA Crim 1271
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Mitchell and Eady JJ

Representation Stephen Knapp (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the appellant.
  Steven Ball (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 8 May 2003


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Appeal - Powers of Criminal Court (Sentencing) Act 2000, ss 3,4 and 6.

The Case

The Court of Appeal made technical adjustments to preserve a sentence of 30 months' imprisonment imposed upon a defendant for a variety of offences, after he had been committed to the Crown Court for sentence, in circumstances where the sentences imposed upon him had been technically deficient, but had reflected the gravity of the criminality involved.

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