Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 413 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Pill LJ, Newman and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation M Lloyd Jenkins (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 November 2005


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Burglary - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

There was no distinction to be drawn, in relation to culpability, as between a lookout and the accomplice who carried out the actual burglary. In the instant case, having regard to, inter alia, the fact that the defendant had no previous convictions for burglary, a sentence of three years' imprisonment imposed in relation to one offence of burglary would be quashed and a sentence of two years' imprisonment substituted.

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