Attorney General's Reference No 91/2015;

Sentence – Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that, while a judge had been entitled to depart from the mandatory five year minimum sentence for a firearm offence, a suspended sentence of two years' imprisonment, following the offender's guilty plea to an offence of possession of a prohibited firearm, contrary to s 5(1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968, had been unduly lenient. However, the sentence was not altered because the fact that the offender was entitled to credit for time spent on a previous qualifying curfew would make it wrong to interfere.

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