Practice and Procedure

R V MCGUIRE (2002)

PUBLISHED November 7, 2002

[2002] EWCA Crim 2689

Attempted burglary was not a qualifying offence for the purposes of s.111 Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 and as such the appellant's third offence could only be looked at in isolation, making a first custodial sentence of two-and-a-half years' imprisonment excessive.

CA (Crim Div) (Longmore LJ, Holland J, Judge Findlay Baker QC)