Criminal law – Appeal. The defendant had sexually assaulted, murdered and then attempted to destroy the victim's body by setting it alight. He was charged with murder and convicted after a contested trial. The judge had sentenced him to imprisonment for life with a minimum term of 35 years' imprisonment. He appealed against sentence, stating generally that the sentence had been manifestly excessive. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, on dismissing the appeal held that in all the circumstances of the case, the sentence imposed had not been a day too long.