Regina v Debagg and Izzet: CACD 1991

Auld J faced a request from a defendant to have taken into consideration his assistance to the police and said: ‘There is a clear public policy interest in encouraging the speedy proffering of information by those who have it and as part and parcel of their acceptance of their own responsibility for the matters with which they are charged. Where the offer of assistance is made late in the day and proves to be of no value, there must always be some difficulty for the Court in determining how genuine the offer and the remorse are.’
Auld J
(1991) 12 Cr App R (S) 733
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedAXN v The Queen CACD 27-May-2016
The defendant argued that greater note should have been taken on his sentencing to allow for the assistance he had given to the police after his arrest.
Held: The current accepted practice is that the text of the letter from the police to the . .

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