Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 234 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWCA Crim 2458
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Hughes LJ, Cranston and Hickinbottom JJ

Representation David Spens QC (instructed by Corker Binning) for the defendant.
  Duncan Penny (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 28 October 2011


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Violent disorder - Defendant involved in student protests over tuition fees - Defendant pleading guilty to violent disorder - Defendant sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a sentence of 16 months' imprisonment on a plea of guilty to violent disorder was not arguably manifestly excessive or wrong in principle in the case of the son of famous guitarist who had been found swinging off of a flag at the cenotaph during student protests in December 2010.

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