Practice and Procedure

R v CV : R v SN : R v TC : R v MA : R v IN (2010)

PUBLISHED February 9, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 695

Sentences of life imprisonment with a minimum term of five years imposed on two offenders for multiple counts of rape were replaced by determinate sentences of 10 years, as a life sentence was to be reserved for those cases where the culpability of the offender was particularly high or the offence itself was particularly grave. Furthermore, on the information before the sentencing judge, the "dangerousness" test had not been met.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Stadlen J, Cranston J)