Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 35 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Lord Judge CJ, Simon and Blair JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Peter Rowlands (instructed by Kaim Todner) for the first appellant, R.
  Michael Conning (instructed by Kaim Todner) for the second appellant, D.
  Nichola Merrick (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 2 July 2009

Catchwords

Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - First defendant gang leader inciting gang members to carry out revenge attack on victim - 14-year-old victim raped orally twelve times by seven different boys - Victim degraded - Second defendant recording incident on mobile phone - First defendant receiving indeterminate sentence - Second defendant receiving nine years' detention in young offenders institution - Whether sentences manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: Where a 14-year-old victim had been raped orally twelve times by seven different boys including the two appellants, an indeterminate sentence imposed on the first appellant of 14-years of age and a sentence of nine year's detention in a young offenders institution imposed on the second appellant of 16-years of age, were not manifestly excessive.

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