Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 165 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rafferty LJ, Thirlwall J and the Recorder of Manchester (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Mark Jackson (instructed by Tyndallwoods Solicitors) for the offender.
  Tom Little (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 17 October 2012


Sentence - Detention and training order - Robbery - Offender being sentenced to 18 month detention and training order - Attorney General referring sentence to Court of Appeal - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

Sentence Detention and training order. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a sentence comprising an 18 month detention and training order for a robbery in a residential dwelling was unduly lenient in circumstances where it had involved the use of force and the infliction of injury, and the offender had previously been convicted of two offences of robbery. Accordingly, the sentence would be quashed and a sentence of six years' detention in a young offenders' institution would be substituted.

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