Practice and Procedure

R v M (2013)

PUBLISHED May 17, 2013

A sentence of 12 years' imprisonment for rape was reduced to 10 and a half years where the sentencing judge had failed to have sufficient regard to the unusual circumstances of the offence, in particular the effect upon the offender and the complainant, his former partner, of the death of their child.

CA (Crim Div) (Jackson LJ, Thirlwall J DBE, Judge Goldstone QC (Recorder of Liverpool) )