Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.31 OF 2006) sub nom R v M (2006)

PUBLISHED April 12, 2006

[2006] EWCA Crim 1040

A reference by the Attorney General that a sentence of two years' imprisonment for an offence contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 s.5(1) was unduly lenient was refused as the sentencing exercise had been fundamentally flawed and inconsistent with the "Attorney General's Guidelines on the Acceptance of Pleas and the Prosecutor's Role in the Sentencing Exercise" dated October 2005.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, McCombe J, Wilkie J)