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Max Clifford loses sex abuse sentence appeal

PUBLISHED November 13, 2014

Disgraced PR guru Max Clifford has lost a challenge to his eight-year jail sentence for sex offences.

Announcing the decision, Lord Justice Treacy said: 'It seems to us that, after consideration of the individual offences and the application of modern sentencing attitudes reflected in the guidelines… an overall sentence of eight years was justified and correct.'

He added: 'Sexual offending will by its very nature cause harm at the time the offence is committed, but it is well recognised that for many victims significant harm persists for a considerable period afterwards.

'This is a case where it is clear that the effect of what was done to the victims was not something from which they recovered quickly.'


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