Practice and Procedure

R v BEN BONNEY (2008)

PUBLISHED July 4, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 1609

A sentence of imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of four years imposed for possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence was not manifestly excessive; although the offender had no previous convictions for firearms offences, the rest of the questions laid down in R. v Avis (Tony) [1998] 1 Cr. App. R. 420 were answered in the affirmative and his pre-sentence report portrayed him as a threat to the public.

CA (Crim Div) (Maurice Kay LJ, Silber J, Recorder of Nottingham)