R v JIMMI DYER (2016)

The appellant (D) appealed against a sentence of eight years' imprisonment imposed following his guilty plea to rape. D was 56 years old. When aged 28 he had raped the victim as she walked home during the early hours of the morning. Seizing her from behind by putting his arm around her neck, he had … Continue reading R v JIMMI DYER (2016)

R v HARVINDER UBBEY (2016)

The appellant (U) appealed against a sentence of 30 months' imprisonment following his conviction for causing death by dangerous driving. The victim was an 89-year-old man who had been crossing the road when U had struck him. U had been driving a new, powerful car. Agreed expert evidence showed that U had been driving at … Continue reading R v HARVINDER UBBEY (2016)

R v JAMIE LEE APPLEBY (2016)

The appellant (X) appealed against a sentence of three years' imprisonment following a guilty plea to burglary. X, who had numerous previous convictions for offences including burglary, had entered a house at night when the occupants, a mother and her autistic son, were upstairs. There was no confrontation and X took property including a television. … Continue reading R v JAMIE LEE APPLEBY (2016)