Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 224 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Sir Anthony May P, Roderick Evans and Cranston JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Ignatius Hughes QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Michael Aspinall QC and Laura Hobson (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 21 July 2009


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Assisting in managing brothel - Defendant Chinese citizen pleading guilty to offence - Defendant sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - .

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: Where the defendant had pleaded guilty to assisting in managing a brothel and had been sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment, the sentence was manifestly excessive and would be reduced to 9 months' imprisonment. In the circumstances, sufficient account had not been taken of the defendant's mitigation.

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