*Attorney General's References (No 146/2015 and 147/2015)

Criminal law – Sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a total sentence of six years' imprisonment, for cruelty to a person under 16 years, servitude and assisting unlawful immigration to a member state, had not been unduly lenient. In the circumstances, the term imposed had been a well-judged sentence. Accordingly, the application for leave to refer the sentences to the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, pursuant to s 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, as unduly lenient, would be refused.

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