Practice and Procedure

R v MA (2012)

PUBLISHED July 3, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1646

A judge could not be criticised for making a finding of dangerousness in respect of a man of previous good character who had repeatedly raped his wife. Imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of eight years was not excessive. The fact that the offender had been brought up in Pakistan to believe that he had a right to rape his wife was no basis for leniency.

CA (Civ Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Owen J, Griffith Williams J)