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R v HEDDWYN WILLIAMS (2013)

PUBLISHED July 25, 2013
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[2013] EWCA Crim 1708

A sentence of six months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, imposed following two convictions for offences against environmental protection legislation was neither wrong in principle nor manifestly excessive. While many such offences might warrant a non-custodial penalty, the defendant's history of similar offences and poor attitude towards compliance with the law justified the recorder's conclusion that only a custodial sentence would suffice.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, MacDuff J, Jeremy Baker J)

25/07/2013

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