R v Pitts and others

Sentence – Drug offence. Ten defendants appealed against their sentences for their involvement in drug offences and peripheral criminal activity ranging between two and 15 years' imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the appeal of all but one defendant, as the judge's articulated sentencing exercised had either been flawed or notably inconsistent between some defendants. Accordingly, the sentences would be reduced to between 18 months, and nine years and six months.

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