Sentencing Guidelines - Totality / Consecutive
Leave sought to appeal against (conviction and) sentence - indecent assault on female (x8) – rape (x8) – assaults accompanied by threats and violence – offender serving existing sentence for similar offences committed around same time – leave to appeal sentence on the ground of totality granted and appeal allowed – discretionary life tariff of 10 years replaced by one of 6 years
Rape, Buggery, Totality
GBH and robbery (2 separate offences) - consecutive sentences - custody probation order.
Activation of earlier suspended sentence - totality.
Theft - offence committed while appellant on bail for another offence - imposition of consecutive sentence - totality of sentence.
Indecent assault on and indecent conduct with partner's child - previous conviction for gross indecency with and indecent assault of step-children - imposition of consecutive sentences - time lapse between date of offences and prosecution.
Look-out for robbery with violence - contemplation of violence - crime committed to finance drug habit.
Burglary - offences committed while appellant on bail for another offence - totality of consecutive sentences - disparity between co-accused in respect of the number and quality of their previous convictions - discount for plea of guilty when appellant caught red handed.
Unlawful carnal knowledge - consecutive sentences - three offences against the same victim within relatively short time - whether sentences to consecutive or concurrent.