R v Yusuf and others

Criminal law – Trial. Three defendants were convicted of murder by joint enterprise in connection with the shooting death of the deceased. A verdict of not guilty to murder was entered in respect of a fourth defendant, who pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to 92 months' imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, refused two defendants leave to appeal against conviction. However, it allowed the appeal against sentence of the defendant in connection with the robbery charge where the judge had based the sentence on a finding which, in law, he had not been entitled to make.

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