R v Grieves and others

Sentence – Appeal. The defendants, G (aged 42), F (aged 28) and R (aged 56) had pleaded guilty to one count of burglary of a bookmakers. They each received a sentenced of three years' imprisonment and subsequently appealed against that sentence, contending that it was manifestly excessive. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the appeal of F, who was the youngest of the three and had never been convicted of a burglary offence or served a term of imprisonment. F's sentence was reduced to two years' imprisonment. G and R's appeals were dismissed.

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