Practice and Procedure

R V B (2004)

PUBLISHED December 3, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 3216

An extended sentence of 17 years' imprisonment and four years' extended licence period for a series of sexual offences was manifestly excessive given the significance of pleas of guilty. Whilst an extended sentence was not to be ordered to run consecutively with another extended sentence there was nothing wrong in principle, where some offences occurred before 1998 and some after, in ordering an extended sentence to run consecutively with a determinative sentence.

CA (Crim Div) (Kennedy LJ, Bell J, Hughes J)