Practice and Procedure

R v P (2009)

PUBLISHED May 19, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1048

The minimum term of a sentence of life imprisonment imposed for four counts of indecent assault and 25 counts of rape was reduced from 19-and-a-half years to 14-and-half years. A notional determinate sentence of over 40 years was manifestly excessive in comparison with the broad range of similar authorities.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ (V-P), Etherton LJ, Holroyde J)