Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 43 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWCA Crim 1924
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Davis LJ, Foskett and Sweeney JJ (Judgment delivered extempore)

Representation SA Nelson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the appellant.
Judgment Dates: 7 August 2012


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Appellant pleading guilty to offence of robbery - Judge finding offence too serious to fall within level one of sentencing guidelines - Appellant sentenced to five years' imprisonment - Whether offence should have been categorised as level one offence - Whether starting point too high.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the appellant's appeal against sentence in respect of offence of robbery, held that the starting point taken by the judge had been too high.

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