Sentence – Culpability. The instant case was not a clear case that could be categorised by the factor 'a significant degree of planning' as determinative of culpability, but the defendant's pursuit of the victim had been significant in a different way. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the appellant's appeal against an extended sentence of 15 years' imprisonment, held that, while the sentences imposed would be regarded as being at the very highest end of the range, they were not manifestly excessive.