ZTR, Regina v: CACD 25 Aug 2015

The appellant had been convicted for murder. Whilst serving as a prisoner he provided substantial assistance to the police in solving other crimes. The court was now asked as to the extent to which such assistance ater conviction might allow reduction of the tarriff sentence imposed.
Held: The well established common law principles should not be displaced. Nor did the Parole Board have power to reduce the minimum term. The applicant’s only remaining choice was to petition the Home Secretary under section 30 of the 1997 Act.

Lord Dyson LCJ, Saunders, Edis JJ
[2015] EWCA Crim 1427, [2016] 1 Cr App R (S) 15
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, Criminal Justice Act 1997 30
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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Updated: 03 January 2022; Ref: scu.551705