Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 277 (Jun)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Pill LJ, Calvert-Smith and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation Emma Rance (instructed by JD Spicer & Co) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 22 June 2007


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Escape - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The appeal of the defendant, who had pleaded guilty to escaping from prison, against a sentence of nine months' imprisonment to be served consecutively to the sentence of two years' imprisonment which he was already serving, would be dismissed. In the circumstances, there could be no criticism of the length of the sentence.

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