[2011] EWCA Crim 153

The Sentencing Council's definitive guideline: Manslaughter by Reason of Provocation, issued in November 2005, was not to be relied upon at the exclusion of other considerations. The interests of justice required that subsequent legislature and legal authorities must all be taken into account when determining sentence. Sentencing guidance did not diminish the authority of the court or the weight to be attached to its sentencing decisions or sentencing policy.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Eady J, Simon J)

26/01/2011

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