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R v STANLEY FREDERICK ROBERTS (2009)

PUBLISHED March 5, 2009
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[2009] EWCA Crim 701

A sentence of imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of two years' imprisonment imposed following a plea of guilty to attempted arson was quashed as the notional determinate term of four years' imprisonment was manifestly excessive. An appropriate determinate sentence where no damage had been caused and the offender had alerted the police to the danger was 32 months; therefore a sentence of imprisonment for public protection was not available and a determinate term of 32 months was imposed.

CA (Crim Div) (Maurice Kay LJ, Stadlen J, Holroyde J)

05/03/2009

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