Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NOS.24, 25, 26, 27, 28 AND 41 OF 2006), RE (2006)

PUBLISHED June 20, 2006

[2006] EWCA Crim 1617

Since deterrent sentences were to be passed for the robbery of small shops, custodial sentences of at least seven and eight years should have been imposed at first instance on five young offenders and one adult who had pleaded guilty to having been involved in 14 shop robberies over three months.

CA (Crim Div) (Keene LJ, Crane J, Sir John Blofeld)