Practice and Procedure

R v JOHN BURDEN (2007)

PUBLISHED March 16, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 863

A sentence of eight and a half years imprisonment for a series of offences comprising conspiracy to convert criminal property, a Consumer Credit Act licensing offence, conspiracy to handle stolen goods, conspiracy to defraud, perversion of the course of justice, violent disorder and breach of a conditional discharge was excessive, when measured against the principle of totality and in light of the offender's excellent behaviour whilst in prison.

CA (Crim Div) (Maurice Kay LJ, Hedley J, Judge Paget QC)