UNDUE LENIENCY

[2018] EWCA Crim 1180 [2018] EWCA Crim 1180

A sentence of 18 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, imposed on an offender following his guilty plea to an offence of possessing heroin with intent to supply was unduly lenient. However, the court declined to interfere with the sentence given that the offender was making significant progress in combating his own drug addiction.

[2018] EWCA Crim 1156 [2018] EWCA Crim 1156

A sentence of four years’ detention for three counts of possession of

[2018] EWCA Crim 606 [2018] EWCA Crim 606

A judge had not erred when sentencing an offender to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 10 years, as a sentence of “last resort” for extreme child sex offences committed over a number of years against his own children. The sentence was also not unduly lenient, despite the minimum term not being increased when the offender was sentenced for further offences which involved the same children being offered to other men for sexual purposes.

A sentence of 10 months’ imprisonment imposed following a conviction for kidnapping was not unduly lenient where an offender with learning difficulties had used minimal force to detain his fiancee for a maximum of ten minutes and where the offence had no lasting effect on the victim, who had been in a relationship with the offender for three years and still intended to marry him.

[2017] EWCA Crim 1869 [2017] EWCA Crim 1869

A sentence of nine years’ imprisonment was appropriate in the case of an offender who had been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent after carrying out a sustained assault on his tenant.