Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 91 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Pill LJ, Owen J and Judge Patience QC (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Shuyeb Muquit (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 17 January 2011


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Facilitating commission of breach of immigration law by non-European citizen - Defendant providing accommodation and basic assistance to overstaying brother and family - Defendant sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment . The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division allowed the defendant's appeal against a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment imposed following his early plea of guilty to . The instant case was at the lower end of the spectrum and the sentence imposed, bearing in mind that the defendant was entitled to full credit for his plea and his previous good character, was manifestly excessive. The sentence was reduced to 4 months' imprisonment.

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