A defendant was entitled to rely on information that related to the offence for which he was sentenced where it was given within a reasonable time of sentence provided that: (i) the defendant had pleaded guilty; and (ii) the information provided was significant even if it referred to a different case. The information given in those circumstances would not carry the same discount potential as information provided before sentencing. This case is reported at Times, February 18, 2002.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Woolf of Barnes LCJ, Mitchell J, Keith J)

28/01/2002

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