The hearing covered appeals against very long extended determinate sentences, or special custodial sentence for an offender of particular concern, imposed for grave sexual offending.
Richard Wright KC (door tenant) secured a successful result for his client, AYO. The extended sentences of 40 years passed were reduced to an extended sentence of 34 years, comprising a custodial term of 30 years and an extended licence period of 4 years. He was also instructed by the court to address the general points of law/principle on behalf of all the Appellants regarding the approach to extended sentences or special custodial sentences imposed for grave sexual offending. The case now sets out the approach that should be taken by a court in such circumstances.
Stephen Robinson’s client BCJ also had his sentence reduced from 35 years, comprising a custodial term of 30 years and an extended licence of 5 years, to 30 years (custodial term 25 years, 5 years extended licence.
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