Practice and Procedure

R V WARNER (2000)

PUBLISHED July 24, 2000

In an appeal against a sentence of five-and-a-half years' imprisonment for an offence of possession of class A drugs, whilst the judge was clearly aware of the fact that one of W's co-accused was found in possession of nearly double the quantity of class A drugs, only a small distinction was made between the two sentences. Accordingly, the appellant's sentence was quashed and substituted with a term of two-and-a-half years' imprisonment.

CA (Crim Div) (Hidden J, Stanley Burnton J, Judge Goddard QC)