Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 48 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2007] EWCA Crim 1729
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Royce and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation Peter Coombe (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 29 June 2007

Catchwords

Sentence - Custodial sentence - Length of sentence - Totality of sentences amounting to five years' imprisonment - Whether totality of sentences excessive.

The Case

Sentence Custodial sentence. The total sentence of five years' imprisonment, minus time spent on remand, imposed on the defendant in respect of his guilty pleas in respect of counts of bigamy, possession of a prohibited weapon, obtaining property by deception, evasion of liability by deception and failure to notify his address and failure to comply with notification requirements, was not excessive. The sentencing judge had been entirely right in his approach and there was no basis for interfering with the sentences imposed on him.

Practice Areas

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