When imposing an automatic life sentence under s.2 Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 on a serving prisoner, the sentencing judge was correct to calculate the specified term to be served by reference to the sentence already being served and the appropriate determinate sentence for the offence.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Bingham of Cornhill LCJ, Alliott J, Newman J)

14/03/2000

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