Najeeb and Others, Regina v: CACD 30 Jan 2003

The defendants appealed against sentences imposed for their involvement in a riot in Bradford in 2001. They were members of the Asian community and felt that events earlier had shown that community itself to be at serious physical risk, and the riot itself happened after a demonstration in the City by an opposing group they felt were racist. However the disturbances had been very substantial, with over 300 police officers injured, and some andpound;27m in damage to property.


Rose LJ VP, Aikens, MacKay JJ


[2003] EWCA Crim 194, [2003] 2 Cr App Rep (S) 69, [2003] 2 Cr App Rep (S) 408




England and Wales


CitedGhafoor v Regina CACD 19-Jul-2002
The defendant had been involved in very substanial riots in Bradford.
Held: His sentence was reduced from four-and-a-half years to 18 months. The was 17 at the time of the offence, the Court saying that there was no good reason to depart from . .
CitedChapman, Regina v CACD 16-Oct-2002
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