Sentence – Sexual offences. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held, on a reference by the Attorney General under s 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, that a three-year community order with certain requirements attached, for a category 2B offence of assault by penetration under the relevant sentencing guideline, had been unduly lenient. In the circumstances, the community order was quashed and a term of two-and-a-half years' imprisonment was imposed.