Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2013] All ER (D) 250 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2013] EWCA Crim 1287
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Moore-Bick LJ, Mackay J and Sir David Maddison

Representation Michael Newport (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 2 July 2013


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Parity in sentencing defendants - Defendant pleading guilty to handling stolen goods and being sentenced to three-and-a-half-years in young offender institution - Co-defendant being sentenced to three years and nine months' imprisonment for same offence - Co-defendant's sentence being reduced on appeal - Defendant appealing against sentence - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The defendant pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods in respect of a cashintransit robbery and was sentenced to three-and-a-half years' detention in a young offender institution. He appealed against sentence after his co-defendant's sentence for the same offence was reduced on appeal. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division held that the sentence ought to be reduced to preserve the principle of parity between defendants. Accordingly, the sentence of three-and-a-half years' detention was quashed and substituted by a sentence of two years and six months' detention.

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