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[2012] EWCA Crim 2464 [2012] EWCA Crim 2464

A total sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years, imposed for a number of drug offences including the possession with intent to supply of a large quantity of Class B and C drugs, was found to be unduly lenient. However, the court declined to vary the sentence, citing the offender’s previous good character and exemplary work record.

[2012] EWCA Crim 1870 [2012] EWCA Crim 1870

A sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment was appropriate in the case of the first appellant, who had been convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery after taking part in the ram-raid of a bank and the theft from it of £108,000. Further, a sentence of nine years was justified in the case of the second appellant, who had pleaded guilty to the same offence.

[2011] EWCA Crim 201 [2011] EWCA Crim 201

Sentences of two years, 30 months, and 20 months’ imprisonment respectively were appropriate in the case of three offenders who had adapted a garage to operate as a commercial cannabis farm capable of producing 5.3 kg of cannabis with a wholesale value of £16,000.

[2010] EWCA Crim 988 [2010] EWCA Crim 988

A total sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment after trial was manifestly excessive for two separate ram-raid burglaries which had been professionally planned and executed, and which had involved the theft of automatic telling machines and the use of stolen vehicles. A total sentence of ten years’ imprisonment was substituted for the original term.

[2009] EWCA Crim 881 [2009] EWCA Crim 881

A sentence of five years’ imprisonment was appropriate in the case of an offender who had pleaded guilty to laundering just short of £100,000, that sum being the proceeds of crimes that the judge was entitled to conclude were drug offences.