Practice and Procedure

R V LC (2000)

PUBLISHED June 8, 2000

In an appeal against a sentence of 30 months' imprisonment for one offence of rape, whilst the sentence would, under usual circumstances, be regarded as unduly lenient for such an offence, having regard to the powerful and exceptional mitigating features, the sentence would be quashed and substituted with a term of 12 months' imprisonment.

CA (Crim Div) (Tuckey LJ, Langley J, Judge Rivlin QC)