Regina v Yates; Attorney-General’s Reference (No 16 of 2009): CACD 28 Oct 2009

The AG referred the sentence of 7 years’ detention as unduly lenient. The defendant had been convicted of possession of a firearm and assisting an offender. He had taken the gun to hide it after a murder.
Held: The defendant was part of a gang and the murderer was another member. It would be correct to impose consecutive sentences in such a case, and the sentence was increased to twelve years.
Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Rafferty
Firearms Act 1968 5(1), Criminal Law Act 1967 4(1)
England and Wales

Updated: 21 February 2021; Ref: scu.377793