ACTING IN CONCERT

Where an offender had been involved in the supply of a controlled drug that was then self-administered by the person to whom it was supplied, resulting in their death, it was appropriate to find the offender guilty of manslaughter if the jury was satisfied that, when the drug was handed by the offender to the deceased “for immediate injection”, both parties were engaged in the one activity of administering the drug.

[2005] EWCA Crim 685

A sentence of three-and-a-half years’ detention for a young offender who had pleaded guilty to an offence of robbery, although severe, was appropriate given the aggravating features in the case and the offender’s criminal history.

[2005] EWCA Crim 273