Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 192 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Hallett LJ, Teare and Stadlen JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Thomas Nicholson-Pratt (instructed by Block & Co Solicitors) for M.
  Angus Mathieson, solicitor advocate (instructed by Harters) for P.
  Andrew Cohen (instructed by Lincolns Solicitors) for E.
  Kyriakos Argyropoulos (instructed by Irvine Thanvi Natas) for F.
  Zoe Johnson QC (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 19 October 2012

Catchwords

Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Conspiracy to rob - Offenders being sentenced to seven years' imprisonment - Attorney General referring sentence to Court of Appeal - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a starting point of ten years' imprisonment for conspiracy to rob had been unduly low bearing in mind the number of significant aggravating features of the case and the relevant sentencing guidelines. Accordingly, the sentence of seven years' imprisonment had been unduly lenient, would be quashed and a sentence of nine years' imprisonment would be substituted.

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