Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NOS.45, 46, 47, 48 & 49 OF 2007) sub nom R v CALLAGHAN : R v BRATTLEY : R v BOYLAN : R v BUIKE : R v SMITH (2007)

PUBLISHED July 11, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 3383

Sentences ranging from two to three-and-a-half years' imprisonment for conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to burgle imposed on a group of offenders who had engaged in a four-month series of ram-raids were unduly lenient in view of authorities indicating that, following a trial, seven years was the starting point for a single offence of ram-raiding.

CA (Crim Div) (Maurice Kay LJ, Tugendhat J, Sir Richard Curtis)