Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 14 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWCA Crim 1787
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Henriques and Fulford JJ

Representation Harbinder Lally (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 27 April 2006


Sentence - Having an offensive weapon in a public place - Custodial sentence - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

In the circumstances, in view of the defendant's offending history, the judge had been entitled to conclude that the defendant, who had pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon in a public place, posed a foreseeable risk of injury to others. Accordingly, the sentence of two years imprisonment had not been manifestly excessive.

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