Sentence – Appeal. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed a defendant's appeal against sentence as wholly without merit in circumstances where the defendant had pleaded guilty, shortly before trial, to one count of misconduct in public office and received a sentence of seven years' imprisonment. The defendant had used his position as a senior official for the United Kingdom Border Agency's Asylum Screening Unit to alter and destroy Home Office immigration records and allow 44 individuals from Nigeria to be granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK through the production of 14 false Home Office letters.