Attorney General's Reference (No 68/2015)

Sentence – Appeal. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed an appeal against sentence, brought pursuant to s 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1998. The sentences had not been unduly lenient, and the judge had been entitled to have proceeded with the sentencing procedure from a starting point of 10 years, rather than to have commenced from the 12-year starting point as prescribed by the Sentencing Guidelines Council's Definitive Guidelines.

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