Practice and Procedure

R v YVAN NSHUTI (2012)

PUBLISHED May 31, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1530

The combined effect of a young offender's early guilty pleas to involvement in conspiracies to supply class A drugs and his assistance given to the police by way of a statement implicating a more senior member of the conspiracy warranted a greater discount on sentence than the approximately 40 per cent given. A discount of approximately 60 per cent was appropriate and the sentence of four years and three months' detention was reduced to three years.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias LJ, Globe J, Judge Goldstone QC)