Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2004] All ER (D) 159 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2004] EWCA Crim 383
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Newman J and Judge Stephens QC

Representation Michael Neofytou (instructed by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 February 2004


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Discount for guilty plea - Perverting the course of justice.

The Case

In general, where a defendant had attempted to hide his identity unsuccessfully upon arrested, prosecutors should not include a specific count of perverting the course of justice. Accordingly the defendant sentence of nine months' imprisonment was reduced to four months' imprisonment.

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