Hall, Regina v (Arrorney General’s Reference No 38 of 2013): CACD 26 Jul 2013

The defendant, a prominent TV journalist had been found guilty of a series of historical assaults against young girls he met during his work. The AG now appealed against the sentence it being, he said, unduly lenient. The defendant had persisted in his virulent denials through until conviction.
Held: Public denunciations of allegations can amount to a seriously aggravating feature.

Lord Judge LCJ, Rafferty DBE, Macur DBE JJ
[2013] EWCA Crim 1450, [2014] 1 Cr App R (S) 61
Criminal Justice Act 1988 36
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Updated: 21 November 2021; Ref: scu.516010