Sentencing Guidelines - Disparity
Offender one of three assailants - 'savage and unprovoked' attack on young man in Belfast City Centre - previous convictions showed 'propensity to random senseless violence' - victim suffering catastrophic injuries - CPO 14 years plus 1 (total: 15 years) on a contest.
Robbery and possession of firearm with intent - deterrent sentences for armed robbery of bank.
Armed robbery - length of sentence - co-accused pleading not guilty at time appellants sentenced - co-accused subsequently pleading guilty to aiding and abetting, counselling and procuring armed robbery - co-accused sentenced to shorter prison terms than appellants - disparity in sentences - whether appellant's sentences should be reduced - whether justification for appellant's sense of grievance.
Terrorist Offences - attempted murder - possession of firearms with intent - disparity between sentences of co-accused - accused charged with committing a number of offences - concurrent sentences.
Disparity - principles to be applied - appellant convicted of several counts of burglary after admitting offences some of which had been committed with associate - appellant receiving same sentence as associate even though committing less crimes and stealing less property - whether disparity grounds for reduction of appellant's sentence and whether unfair to appellant.
Armed robbery - disparity of sentence - co-accused treated leniently - whether ground for reducing accused's sentence - observations on sentencing.