R v Dixon-Nash and others

Sentence – Firearms offence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, summarised the general principles and guideline sentences for those assuming leadership roles in a conspiracy to transfer firearms, for those in lower (subordinate) roles and for purchasers. It then dismissed the first and third defendants' appeals, but substituted the second defendants' sentence of 14 years with a sentence of 11 years as, even accepting she had been a key facilitator, a greater degree of disparity had been justified properly to reflect her role in the hierarchy.

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