[2004] EWCA Crim 728

An extended sentence of 14 years, consisting of a 12-year custodial element, was undoubtedly at the upper end of the bracket and severe. However, it was not manifestly excessive given this had been the defendant's fourth victim and he had committed the offences whilst on licence following release from a sentence for a similar offence. Given the danger the defendant posed to women the judge was right to pass a longer than commensurate sentence.

CA (Crim Div) (Keene LJ, Leveson J, Judge Zucker QC)

16/03/2004

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