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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.12 OF 2008) sub nom R v ROBERT COLE (2008)

PUBLISHED April 22, 2008
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[2008] EWCA Crim 1060

A minimum term of 18 years imposed in relation to a life sentence for murder was unduly lenient as the aggravating features of the offence made it one of high seriousness and a minimum term of 22 years was substituted. The sentencing exercise required an assessment of the seriousness of an offence regardless of whether the appropriate starting point was 15 or 30 years.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers LCJ, Pitchford J, Dobbs J)

22/04/2008

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