Sentence – Length of sentence. The offenders had taken part in a conspiracy to steal from vehicles, during the course of which the victim had been fatally injured. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, increased the first offender's sentence for manslaughter from ten-and-a-half years' imprisonment to 12 years' imprisonment in order to reflect the totality of the offending. The court declined to interfere with the sentence of the second offender, whom it was acknowledged had played a lesser role.