Regina v Clark: CACD 1996

It was not open to a sentencer to sentence on the basis that the offence of which the defendant had been convicted was aggravated by unproved, separate and distinct offences. Henry LJ said that a defendant may only be sentenced for an offence that is either proved or admitted in court. To do otherwise would ‘allow him to sentence on the basis that unproved, separate and distinct offences ‘aggravate’ the offence of which he is convicted.’


Henry LJ


[1996] 2 Cr App R 282


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedTovey and Another v Regina CACD 9-Mar-2005
Each defendant appealed sentences where he had committed a series of offences and the sentence had been for specimen acts.
Held: When choosing representative offences a prosecutor should be careful to try to give the court a proper picture of . .
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Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.224228