Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 132 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWCA Crim 1973
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Davis LJ, Treacy and Slade JJ

Judgment Dates: 14 August 2012

Catchwords

Sentence - Custodial sentence - Fraud offences - Appeal against sentence - Defendant pleading guilty to fraud related offences - Plea being entered on second day of trial - 18 month custodial sentences being imposed to run concurrently - Defendant appealing - Whether starting point for sentence too high - Whether credit given for guilty plea insufficient - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Custodial sentence. Where a defendant had been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for two fraud-related offences and had appealed against that sentence, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the defendant's appeal, held that the starting point for the sentence imposed had been too high and insufficient credit had been given to the defendant's guilty plea.

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