Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 167 (Apr)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Laws LJ, Gilbart J and Judge Tonking (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Christopher Knowles for the offender.
  Jocelyn Ledward for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 23 April 2015

Catchwords

Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Offender being convicted of two counts of theft and four counts of domestic house burglary - Offender having previously appeared in court on over 100 occasions - Offender being sentenced to two years and 200 days' imprisonment - Whether sentence being unduly lenient - Criminal Justice Act 1986, s 36 - Powers of Criminal Sentencing Act 2003, s 111.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a total sentence of two years and two hundred days' imprisonment, in respect of two counts of theft and four counts of domestic house burglary had been unduly lenient, in circumstances where the offender had a 'truly terrible' criminal record. The sentence was substituted for one of four-a-half years' imprisonment.

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