Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 47 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2007] EWCA Crim 1975
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Lloyd Jones and Underhill JJ

Representation David Rhodes (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 28 June 2007


Sentence - Custodial sentence - Recommendation for deportation - Seriousness of offence - Possession of false identity card - Whether judge erring in recommending deportation.

The Case

Sentence Custodial sentence. In respect of the defendant pleading guilty to possessing a false identity document, contrary to s25 of the the sentencing judge had not been entitled to conclude that her continued presence was detrimental to the United Kingdom and to recommend her deportation. There was nothing on the facts of the instant case that the judge could add to the material that would be before the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

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