Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 182 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Hooper LJ, Aikens and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation Nicholas Cartmell ( instructed by John Brennan Solicitors) for the offender.
  Sarah Whitehouse (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 17 October 2006

Catchwords

Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Supplying Class A drugs - No aggravating features - Delay - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

In the case of an offender who had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity to supplying a class A drug, it was held that while a sentence of imprisonment had been warranted, the sentence of a community punishment order which had been imposed was not unduly lenient in the light of the substantial delays in his case and the fact that the offender had already completed 67 hours of community punishment.

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