Practice and Procedure

R v GARY ODDY (2009)

PUBLISHED February 9, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 245

A sentence of seven years' imprisonment imposed following a guilty plea to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence was reduced to six years as although the offence, which involved the firing of a gun over the victim's head during a matrimonial dispute, was a very serious one within the spectrum of offences under the Firearms Act 1968 s.16A, seven years was excessive when the maximum sentence for the offence was 10 years.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Calvert-Smith J, Judge Paget QC)