Lenient sentences toughened up in record numbers

A record number of criminals had their sentences for crimes such as rape and attempted murder increased in the past year, figures show.

Statistics released yesterday show that Jeremy Wright, QC, the attorney-general, won increases in 141 cases — nearly one third of them for sex offences — under the “unduly lenient sentence” scheme. This allows victims of crime, prosecutors and members of the public to ask for certain sentences to be looked at again.

The attorney-general or solicitor-general then asks the Court of Appeal to review the sentence with a view to increasing it.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/lenient-sentences-toughened-up-in-record-numbers-hwm93kxf7

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One Response to Lenient sentences toughened up in record numbers

  1. Monkey watcher says:

    How about the case in the Times last week about the Child rapist who only served 5 of 22 years..?
    looks like more pressure is needed. Or do we just believe the bigwigs…

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