“THIRD-STRIKE” BURGLAR” WITH BAD CRIMINAL RECORD

A sentence of 40 months’ imprisonment imposed on a “third-strike” burglar with a bad record of theft and driving offences, who had committed the most recent offence whilst on licence and who had not entered a plea of guilty until shortly before the trial, was not manifestly excessive given that the sentence had to be at least 36 months by virtue of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 s.111.

[2012] EWCA Crim 1856