Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2014] All ER (D) 83 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Davis LJ, Blake J and Judge Cutler (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Simon Gladwell (instructed by Cole Bentley & Co Solicitors, Great Yarmouth) for M.
  Naeem Karbhari (instructed by Sheridan Bowles Solicitors, Great Yarmouth) for S.
  Andrew Thompson (instructed by Proffitt & Mann Solicitors, Norfolk) for P.
Judgment Dates: 16 January 2014


Sentence - Appeal - Sentence passed on conviction - Robbery - Defendants pleading guilty to robbery of vulnerable victim in his home - Defendants being sentenced to terms of imprisonment/detention ranging from six to ten-and-a-half years - Defendants appealing - Whether sentences imposed manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Appeal. The three defendants had received sentences of ten-and-a-half years' imprisonment, six-and-a-half years' detention and a total of six years' detention, respectively, for their part in a robbery of a vulnerable victim in his home. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the defendants' appeal against sentence, having accepted that the sentences imposed, in the circumstances, were manifestly excessive. The sentences were quashed and replaced with sentences of nine years' imprisonment, four-and-a-half years' detention and a total of six years' detention, respectively.

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