Practice and Procedure

R v MICHAEL EDWARDS sub nom R (on the application of EDWARDS) v CROYDON CROWN COURT (2010)

PUBLISHED October 27, 2010

[2010] EWHC 2959 (Admin)

A two-year sentence of imprisonment for theft, intended to end simultaneously with an offender's existing sentence, had not taken effect as intended by the sentencing judge. It was therefore manifestly excessive and was quashed and replaced with a term of three months' imprisonment to reflect the judge's initial intention.

CA (Crim Div) (Richards LJ, Holroyde J)