Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 03 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWCA Crim 990
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Mackay and Fulford JJ

Representation Donald Ramble (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 7 April 2006


Sentence - Assisting illegal entry - Custodial sentence - Offender assisting authorities - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

In the circumstances, in view of the results of the assistance which the defendant had provided to the authorities in tracking down and identifying those who had been behind the offence of assisting illegal entry which the defendant had pleaded guilty to, the sentence passed had been manifestly excessive. Accordingly, the sentence of three and a half months' imprisonment for assisting illegal entry would be quashed and a sentence of 27 months' imprisonment would be substituted.

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