Attorney General's Reference (No 108/2015);

Appeal – Sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a fine of £500 for a sexual assault offence had been unduly lenient. The judge had erred in his sentencing approach by departing from the applicable Sentencing Council's Definitive Guidelines. In consideration of all the circumstances, a sentence of ten months' imprisonment was imposed for a category 1A sexual assault offence.

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