Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 437 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWCA Crim 1807
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Thomas LJ, Teare and King JJ

Representation Richard Bennett (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  James Robinson (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 3 June 2008


Sentence - Custodial sentence - Dangerous offenders - Rape - Defendant sentenced to imprisonment for public protection - Minimum term of six-and-a-half years imposed - Judge imposing sentence outside range recommended in sentencing guidelines - Judge failing to give reasons - Whether minimum term manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Custodial sentence. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: The defendant's appeal against a minimum term of six-and-a-half years imposed for rape was reduced to five-and-a-half years in line with the sentencing guidelines.

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