Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2004] All ER (D) 12 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2004] EWCA Crim 2247
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Rafferty and Pitchers JJ

Representation Amanda Hamilton (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Rebecca Crane (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 3 August 2004


Sentencing - Theft - Breach of licence - Custodial sentence - Totality of sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

On the facts of the instant case, the defendant's appeal against a total sentence of five years and eight months' detention in a young offenders' institution, imposed for numerous offences, was reduced on the grounds that the original sentence was excessive for an 18-year-old who had not contested a single matter.

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