Practice and Procedure

R v S (2008)

PUBLISHED February 28, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 600

A sentence of 30 months' imprisonment following a guilty plea to an offence of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming was excessive where the defendant was a man of previous good character and there were no aggravating features. On the evidence, there was no justification for exceeding the two-year starting point recommended by the Sentencing Guidelines Council, from which a one-third deduction was appropriate for the guilty plea.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Jackson J, Coulson J)