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Court of Appeal upholds whole-life principle

PUBLISHED February 18, 2014

Judges can continue to impose whole-life prison sentences on those who commit the most heinous crimes, following a Court of Appeal decision this morning.

A panel of five judges - lord chief justice Sir John Thomas (pictured), Sir Brian Leveson, Lady Justice Hallett, Lord Justice Treacy and Mr Justice Burnett - gave the ruling in two murder cases that raised the issue.

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