Sentencing Guidelines - Burglary
R v Luke Walls
DPP reference to the Court of Appeal for unduly lenient sentence – whether sentence unduly lenient – aggravated burglary and stealing, common assault and criminal damage – substantial criminal record - planned criminal enterprise - late pleas of guilty – sentence varied
R v Paul Pollins
Appeal against sentence – aggravated burglary and criminal damage – use of indeterminate custodial sentence – disposal of last resort – necessity of prior inquiry: can public protection be achieved under extended sentence scheme? – appeal allowed and extended sentence substituted.
R v Thomas McCaughey and Martin Smyth
Burglary – attempted burglary – obstruction – limited relevance/applicability of Guidelines from Sentencing Guidelines Council in E&W – including cases of sexual offending.
R v Robert Black
Appeal against sentence of six years imprisonment - attempted burglary - habitual criminality - credit for guilty plea - whether sentence manifestly excessive - appeal allowed - sentence reduced.
R v Peter Murray & Christopher Armstrong
Aggravated Burglary - arising from inter-personal dispute - lesser penalty appropriate where break in not for gain and high unlikelihood of re-offending.
R v Anthony Andrew Megarry
Multiple burglaries - domestic burglaries - early plea guilty - substantial previous record - custody probation - leave refused.
R v O'Keefe
Theft, burglary and attempted burglary - domestic burglary - persistent offender - guilty plea at first opportunity and request for large number of offences to be taken into consideration - whether sentence of 4 years in Young Offenders Centre excessive.
R v Lendrum
Thirty month imprisonment for offence of burglary - whether excessive or wrong in principle - activation of suspended sentence.
Attorney General's Reference (No.2 of 1993)
Thirty month imprisonment for offence of burglary - elderly victim - suspended sentence - exceptional mitigating circumstances - whether unduly lenient.
R v Moore & Others
Aggravated burglary and assault occasioning actual bodily harm - seriousness of offence - credit for change of plea to guilty.