Attorney General's Reference (No 93/2015)

Sentence – Appeal. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a nine-year-and-four-month extended sentence, for the offence of rape, comprising a custodial term of five-years-and-four-months, plus an extended licence period of four years was unduly lenient in the circumstances. The sentence would be quashed and substituted for a 12-year extended sentence, comprising of a custodial term of 7-and-a-half years, plus an extended licence period of 4-and-a-half years.