R v Clough

Sentence – Imprisonment. The defendant appealed against a sentence of two years and eight months' imprisonment for conspiracy to supply heroin, which had been imposed along with a concurrent term of six months' imprisonment for possession of amphetamine. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the appeal to the extent indicated, took account of a psychologist's report which stated, among other things that the defendant had committed the offences at a time of particular instability in her personal life and at a time when her mental state had, to an extent, been compromised. Accordingly, the court held that the appropriate sentence was a term of 24 months' imprisonment.

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