Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 34 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2007] EWCA Crim 1692
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Hooper LJ, Holman and Burton JJ

Representation Gerald Hendron (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the first offender.
  Louise Azmi (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the second offender.
  Nicholas Askins (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the third offender.
  Nicholas Hilliard (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 21 June 2007


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Manslaughter - Robbery - Application of sentencing guidelines - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. In the instant case, the sentences imposed by the judge following guilty pleas by the offenders to counts of robbery of an elderly man at his home, and in addition, by the second offender to manslaughter in the unlawful killing of the same, was unduly lenient in the light of a proper application of the Sentencing Guidelines Council definitive guidelines.

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