R v Opoku

Sentence – Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed, in part, an appeal against an overall sentence of 54 months' imprisonment for four counts, including possessing cocaine with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug. The court held that there were mitigating factors to which the judge should have attached some weight, factors, and that had such weight been applied, the starting point before the 10% reduction should have been 4 1/2 years. The total sentence was reduced from 54 months' imprisonment to 48 months' imprisonment.

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