Practice and Procedure

R v PETER SHAW (2010)

PUBLISHED April 19, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 982

The court declined to give a prisoner leave to appeal against his sentence on compassionate grounds where he had suffered a stroke and wished to seek medical treatment in the community. His sentence was not unlawful, wrong in principle or manifestly excessive and it was a matter for the secretary of state to decide whether to exercise his discretion to release him on licence under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.248(1).

CA (Crim Div) (Henriques J, Judge Roberts QC)