Rollings, Regina v: CACD 3 Feb 2012

The solicitor general appealed against a sentence of five years imposed for possession of a prohibited weapon, a handgun with bullets designed to explode on impact.
Held: The sentence was increased to 10 years: ‘This was a case of possession of a loaded firearm with intent. The gun was loaded with particularly dangerous ammunition. The consequences of the offender’s actions, as we have endeavoured to explain, were potentially lethal.’

Hallett LJ, Irwin, Nicol JJ
[2012] EWCA Crim 86
Firearms Act 1968 5(1)(aba)
England and Wales
CitedRegina v Avis, T and others CACD 16-Dec-1997
The court set out the sentencing considerations for firearms offences in the light of an increase of the use of guns.
Held: The level of sentencing had not sufficiently reflected the gravity of such offences. After the 1994 Act, earlier . .
CitedAttorney General’s References (Nos 58-66 of 2002) (Regina v Warren, Coudjoe and others) CACD 2003
In the light of the further increase in firearms use, particularly in the case of drug-related crime, this court considered the case of nine offenders, members of a notorious drug-dealing gang in South-East Manchester called the Pitt Bull Crew who . .

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