Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 324 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Hughes LJ, Henriques and Field JJ

Representation Jonathan Rose (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Andrew Bright QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 26 October 2006


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Assisting an offender - Principal offender committing murder - Defendant being long-standing associate of principal - Defendant assisting principal by arranging accommodation and finance after fatal shooting - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

In all the circumstances of the instant case, where a man (the principal, who had long-standing associations with the defendant) had 'executed' a career criminal, the defendant's sentence of five years' imprisonment for assisting the principal by arranging accommodation and finance in the immediate aftermath of the murder was not manifestly excessive.

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