Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 159 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Simon and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation Martin Callery (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the first defendant.
  Damian Powell (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the second defendant.
  Nicholas Worsley (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 13 October 2006


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Handling stolen goods - Car ringing - Vehicles stolen to order and parts used to enhance value of legitimate cars - Value of vehicles stolen - Guilty pleas - Whether sentence manifestly excessive in all circumstances.

The Case

In the instant case, where the defendants had been involved in handling stolen vehicles which had been stolen to order, and stripping those vehicles in order to enhance the value of other, legitimate vehicles, in all the circumstances, and having regard to the aggravating features and the defendants' guilty pleas, the sentences of four years' imprisonment were manifestly excessive and would be reduced to three years' imprisonment.

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