Practice and Procedure

R. v P (2013)

PUBLISHED January 18, 2013

Whilst some elements of a total sentence of eight years' imprisonment for 11 historic sex offences were unlawful, because they exceeded the maximum sentence at the date when the offences were committed, the total sentence was appropriate. The unlawful elements were reduced but others were extended to maintain the eight-year total, pursuant to court's power under the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 s.11(3), since the offender was not, overall, dealt with more severely.

CA (Crim Div) (Jackson LJ, Globe J, Judge Beaumont Recorder of London)