55-YEAR-OLD OFFENDER SENTENCED TO MINIMUM OF 30 YEARS

A minimum term of 30 years was reduced to 25 years in relation to a sentence of life imprisonment imposed on a 55-year-old offender following his conviction for murder on the basis that there was a risk of his dying in prison before he became eligible for parole and his age should have been treated as a mitigating factor.

[2007] EWCA Crim 536