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3 judgments

16 May 2019

R v QD Director of Public Prosecution's Reference (Number 6 of 2019)

Reference by DPP NI under S. 36 Criminal Justice Act 1988 as amended by S. 41(5) Justice (NI) Act 2002 – whether sentence of 5 months’ custody unduly lenient - sexual assault of a child under 13 contrary to Article 14 of the Sexual Offences (NI) Order 2008 – whether failure to impose a SOPO unduly lenient – sentence quashed and SOPO imposed.

[2019] NICA 23
Stephens LJ
08 March 2019

R v Loughlin (Michael) (DPP Reference No 5 2018)

Reference by DPP under s. 36 Criminal Justice Act 1988 – whether sentence for attempted murder unduly lenient - appropriate sentencing range for offence of attempted murder - adherence to statutory test in considering imposition of suspended sentences - need for care in assessment of dangerousness - original sentence unduly lenient and substituted – appeal allowed.

[2019] NICA 10
Morgan LCJ
08 March 2019

Summary of Judgment - Court increases sentence on appeal - R v Michael Loughlin

Summary of Judgment - Court increases sentence on appeal - R v Michael Loughlin
Morgan LCJ