Practice and Procedure

R v S (2013)

PUBLISHED June 18, 2013

A sentence of three years' detention in a young offenders' institute for burglary and handling stolen goods was not manifestly excessive where, although the offender had entered early guilty pleas, he had been caught in highly incriminating circumstances and his previous convictions had triggered the three-year minimum sentence under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 s.111.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias LJ, Sir David Maddison, Judge Ford QC (Recorder of Bristol))