Sentence 'unduly lenient'
Wednesday 14 October 1992
A husband, who had been given a suspended jail sentence last April for buggery offences against his wife over a six-year period, was sent to jail for four years by the Court of Appeal yesterday.
The judges, headed by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Taylor, held that the original nine-month suspended sentence on the man - who cannot be named to protect his wife's identity - was 'unduly lenient'.
Lord Taylor, sitting with Mr Justice Hutchison and Mr Justice Holland, said the sentence had been such that, if upheld, public confidence in criminal justice could not be maintained.
The sentence had been challenged by David Paget, counsel for the Attorney General, Sir Nicholas Lyell QC. He described the suspended jail term on the 31-year-old husband, from Reading, as 'wholly inappropriate'.
The husband was not in court to hear the decision.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
- 1 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 2 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 3 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country
Ian Thorpe gay: Olympic swimmer comes out in Parkinson interview
Death in the Valley of the Dolls: Heroin overdose turns the spotlight on prostitution boom in California's tech industry
Supermoon 2014: When and why will the moon look bigger and brighter this summer?
Woman, 61, jailed for seven years after drink-drive death of cyclist
Gaza-Israel conflict: Pro-Palestinian demonstrators take to streets of London, Paris and New York in wave of protests
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
£50000 - £67000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# R&D .NE...
£40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Payment Dev...