ACCEPTANCE OF BASIS OF PLEA WITHOUT PROPER CONSIDERATION OF VICTIM’S ACCOUNT

[2010] EWCA Crim 2872 [2010] EWCA Crim 2872

The Crown had a responsibility to properly consider written bases of plea as, although they sometimes identified an entirely proper and realistic factual scenario which could and should be the proper basis for sentence, some were unrealistic and an attempt to force the hand of the Crown or the court.