||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 274 (Jun)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Pill LJ, Calvert-Smith and Lloyd Jones JJ
||Tristan Chaize (instructed by John Morley & Co, Rainham) for the defendant.
||22 June 2007
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Perverting the course of justice - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. Where the defendant, who had pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, having maintained for several days that he had been driving a car involved in a collision, which had in fact been driven by his son, appealed against a sentence of 12months' imprisonment, the appeal would be allowed. Regard had to be had to the fact that there had been a course of conduct designed to further the deception. However, in the circumstances the sentence was manifestly excessive. It would be substituted with one of six months' imprisonment.
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