Sentence – Variation of sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that, pursuant to s 155 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, the sentencing judge had erred in concluding that, on review, the discount of one-third, which had been given for the defendant's guilty pleas for three counts of rape and one count of aiding and abetting rape, would be reduced to 25%. Accordingly, the sentences of 18 years' imprisonment for those offences would be quashed and reimposed with terms of 16 years' imprisonment.