Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 148 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWCA Crim 2708
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Grigson J and Judge Moss QC

Representation Clive Smith (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 October 2006

Catchwords

Sentence - Custodial sentence - Theft - Re-sentencing for breach of community-based sentence - Whether custodial sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Custodial sentence. The sentence of 18 months' imprisonment imposed of the defendant for breach of a community punishment and rehabilitation order that had been imposed upon his guilty plea to stealing 2,000 of goods from his employer was excessive having regard to the value of the goods and the credit that had been given for the guilty plea. Accordingly, a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment would be substituted.

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