Practice and Procedure

R v KAMBER AZAM (2007)

PUBLISHED December 19, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 3376

A sentence of imprisonment for public protection, imposed following a guilty plea to causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, was unlawful as it was unclear whether any of the counts in the indictment had occurred after the coming into effect of the dangerousness provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The total determinate sentence arrived at of nine years' imprisonment for the sex offences and related drugs offences was, however, appropriate in view of the aggravating features present.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ, Ouseley J, Wilkie J)