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Sentence - Imprisonment - Sentencing court failing to perform statutory duty to give defendant credit for half of time spent on qualifying curfew Regina v Thorsby; Glasson; Pilkington; Robinson [2015] EWCA Crim 1; [2015] WLR (D) 30

10 February 2015

CA: Pitchford LJ, Popplewell, Edis JJ

• 20 January 2015

Where the sentencing judge fails to perform his duty under section 240A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to give a defendant credit for half the time spent by him on qualifying curfew before sentence, and the defendant bears no responsibility for the failure, the Court of Appeal is likely to take steps to correct the error, even when a significant extension of time to appeal is required to achieve it.

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