30 YEARS APART

In light of developments in case law, a mandatory life sentence was not appropriate where there was a time interval of some 30 years between the two qualifying offences under the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 s.2 and the offender presented no significant risk or continuing threat to the public. The mandatory life sentence was replaced with a sentence of three years and six months.

[2001] EWCA Crim 2918