SENTENCE LENGTH

A 16-year extended sentence for the rape of an ex-partner was neither manifestly excessive nor wrong in principle where the judge had been entitled to conclude that the offender was dangerous and a post-sentence report documented no change in mentality. There could also be no proper complaint about a concurrent 12-year sentence imposed for a second count of rape against the same victim.

[2018] EWCA Crim 1003 [2018] EWCA Crim 1003

A judge had failed to have proper regard to the sentencing guidelines for children and young people when sentencing an 18-year-old for an offence of manslaughter committed when she was 17. The sentence imposed of nine years’ detention did not reflect the age, immaturity and resultant culpability of the offender at the date of the offence, and was reduced to five years’ detention.

The fact that a person had served several months in detention in the UK in immigration detention in respect of deportation or in relation to his extradition, was only one factor in determining whether it would be proportionate to extradite him. It was not for the United Kingdom courts to take a view on whether or not a person had served a sufficient sentence.

[2018] EWCA Crim 739 [2018] EWCA Crim 739

The court upheld an offender’s convictions for murder and attempted murder following the fatal shooting of a member of a rival gang.

[2018] EWCA Crim 1342 [2018] EWCA Crim 1342

A sentence of 30 months’ imprisonment following a guilty plea to an offence of domestic burglary was appropriate in the case of an offender who had previous conviction and had commited the offence whilst on licence but where there was an absence of factors of higher culpability.