The defendant had failed to surrender to custody, and appealed a consecutive sentence of six months.
Held: There was no reason why the sentences should not be consecutive. The case of Gorman should be confined to its own particular circumstances. Nor need the sentence for the failure to surrender be related to the offence from which he had fled trial. Six months had been upheld in Neve, and that remained appropriate.
Kennedy LJ, Sachs, Hallett JJ
Times 09-Dec-2002, [2003 2 Cr App R (S) 133
Cited – Practice Direction (Bail: Failure to surrender and trials in absence) CACD 22-Jan-2004
The court, amending the earlier direction, gave detailed guidance on how prosecutors and courts should deal with trials where defendants had failed to surrender to bail. Defendants must be made aware of the damage caused by failures to surrender. . .
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Updated: 27 April 2022; Ref: scu.178362