Practice and Procedure

R v KY (2008)

PUBLISHED June 3, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 1807

Sentencing judges had a duty under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.174 to give reasons for a sentence. Where the guidelines indicated that a sentence of a particular kind or within a particular range would normally be appropriate, but the court imposed a sentence of a different kind or outside that range, the court must state its reasons for departing from the guidelines.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Teare J, King J)