Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 63 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWCA Crim 1577
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Maurice Kay LJ, Plender J and the Recorder of Nottingham

Representation Sally Bamford (Assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 27 June 2008


Sentence - Custodial sentence - Dangerous offenders - Arson - Minimum term of 12 months - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - Whether sentence wrong in principle.

The Case

Sentence Custodial sentence. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: Where the defendant had pleaded guilty to arson and had been sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of 12 months, the sentence was neither wrong in principle nor manifestly excessive and in the light of the material that had been before the judge he could have come to no other conclusion than the one he had.

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