In an appeal against a total sentence of seven years' imprisonment for offences of causing death by dangerous driving and doing an act tending and intended to pervert the course of public justice, it was apparent from the relevant authorities that the sentence was manifestly excessive and would be reduced. Having regard to the decision in R v Lucas (1998) 1 Cr App(S) 195, the sentences would be ordered to run consecutively. Accordingly, the original sentence was quashed and substituted with a total term of six years' imprisonment.

CA (Crim Div) (Beldam LJ, Silber J, Judge Brian Walsh QC)

07/03/2000

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