Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 145 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWCA Crim 2340
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Silber and Tugendhat JJ

Representation Mohammed Latif (instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 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).

The Case

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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