Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2013] All ER (D) 167 (Apr)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Pitchford LJ, Roderick Evans and Turner JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Dingle Clark (instructed by Wilkin Chapman LLP, Lincoln) for the defendant.
  Brigadier Neil Jones (instructed by the Service Prosecuting Authority) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 19 April 2013


Sentence - Imprisonment - Appeal against sentence - Defendant and victim both working as officers for the Royal Airforce - Defendant being found guilty of committing assault by penetration against victim - Defendant being sentenced to two years' imprisonment - Defendant appealing - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division dismissed a defendant's appeal against a sentence of two years' imprisonment following a conviction of assault by penetration where the offence had been committed by the defendant against the victim, both of whom had been officers for the Royal Air Force. The defendant's submissions that the sentence had been manifestly excessive were rejected as having no merit.

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