Attorney General's Reference (No 129/2014);

Sentence – Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a suspended sentenced imposed for the offence of attempted robbery had been unduly lenient and substituted it for one of five and-a-half years' detention in a young offender institution. The court held that the recorder had given too much weight to the offender's circumstances and the fact that it was his first offence and an offence which had been well out of character.

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