R v Haslam

Criminal law – Sexual assault. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, considered the case of a defendant who had been convicted of both sexual assault contrary to s 3(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and robbery contrary to s 8(1) of the Theft Act 1968, arising out of the same incident. The court allowed the defendant's appeal against sentence to a limited extent but held that the judge had been perfectly entitled to move outside the recommended range for the combination of two offences, if he had intended to pass concurrent terms.

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