Criminal law – Appeal. An overall extended sentence of 24-and-a-half years, consisting of a custodial term of 20-and-a-half years' imprisonment and a 4-year period of extended licence, was held to be manifestly excessive for domestic violence offences on the basis that it infringed the principle of totality. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, reduced the overall custodial element of the extended sentence to 16-and-a-half years.