A total sentence of 19 months’ imprisonment was imposed following a plea of guilty to aggravated vehicle-taking and activation of a suspended sentence. That took account of the defendant being subject to an electronically monitored curfew of eight hours a day for 10 months before trial and also the fact that only four months remained of the operational period of the suspended sentence when he committed the subsequent offence.
ACTIVATION OF SUSPENDED SENTENCE
Time spent by an offender in custody on remand before the imposition of a suspended sentence was to be credited at the time of the activation, rather than at the time of the imposition, of the suspended sentence.
It would be unfair to activate an unpaid work requirement attached to a suspended prison sentence if that requirement had been completed.