R v Thursby

Sentence – Sexual offences. The defendant's appeal against a total sentence of 15 months' imprisonment for breach of a sexual harm prevention order and failing to comply with notification requirements was dismissed. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that, on the facts and having regard to the sentencing guidelines, the judge had been entitled, in principle to activate, in full, a suspended sentence, imposed for the underlying sexual offences, and that the total term of 15 months' imprisonment, while stern, was not manifestly excessive.

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