||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 145 (Dec)
|| EWCA Crim 2340
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Silber and Tugendhat JJ
||Mohammed Latif (instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||14 September 2006
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Child abduction - Defendant pulling victim towards van - Whether judge affording insufficient credit for mitigation - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - , s 2(1)(a).
Where the defendant had one previous conviction for indecent assault on a 15-year-old girl, and in the instant case had pleaded guilty to abducting a child contrary to s2(1)(a) of the having followed the victim and then having subsequently pulled the victim towards his van, the sentence of three years' imprisonment would be reduced to a term of 18 months' imprisonment. The defendant's mitigation and the fact that he had pleaded guilty at an early opportunity gave rise to the reduction in sentence.
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