Practice and Procedure


PUBLISHED September 27, 2011

Non-custodial sentence - Suspended sentence Attorney General's Reference (No 64 of 2011); R v Crawford: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division (Lords Justice Pitchford, Wilkie and Mr Justice Holroyde (judgment delivered extempore)): 14 September 2011 The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a suspended sentence imposed on a young offender who had pleaded guilty to robbery, was unduly lenient. However, in the light of the mitigating factors and the offender's progress since the imposition of the order the court declined to quash the suspended sentence. read more