Northern Ireland Judges 'Not Too Soft on Sentencing'
PUBLISHED March 31, 2004
Northern Ireland[base ']s most senior judge tonight rejected accusations of lenient sentencing levelled by Chief Constable Hugh Orde.
In a statement released in response to Mr Orde[base ']s claims, the Lord Chief Justice, Sir Brian Kerr, refuted suggestions that judges were too soft. [base "]I have no hesitation in rejecting any suggestion that judges in this jurisdiction pass sentences that are inappropriate,[per thou] he said.