Regina v Z: CACD 26 Jun 2007

The defendant appealed against his sentence for conspiracy to supply large volumes of prohibited drugs, the consecutive sentences totalling 18 years. The defendant had provided information to the police which had resulted in the recovery of quantities of weapons.
Held: The appeal faile. The appellant had decided to try and improve his position after sentence had been passed by the judge and the court could not and would not take these further texts into account.
Thomas LJ, Aikens J, Heather Steel DBE
[2007] EWCA Crim 1473, [2008] 1 Cr App R (S) 60
England and Wales
CitedRegina v Sehitoglu and others CACD 7-May-1997
The defendants appealed their sentences, saying that the sentencing court had not sufficiently recognised the assistance they had given to the police.
Held: The appropriate starting point for sentence was 24 years’ imprisonment after a trial. . .
CitedRegina v A and B CACD 1999
Lord Bingham CJ discussed the effect on sentence of the defendant having provided information of assistance to the police: ‘If the information given is accurate, particularised, useful in practice, and hitherto unknown to the authorities, enabling . .

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CitedP, Regina v; Regina v Blackburn CACD 22-Oct-2007
Whilst awaiting trial, P had offered evidence against others on other serious crimes. On conviction, the judge was supplied with a statement explaining his assistance. He now appealed sentence of 17 years imprisonment for assorted serious drugs . .
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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Updated: 03 February 2021; Ref: scu.253662