Court of Appeal quashes sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection

The Court of Appeal granted a 13 year extension of time and allowed the appeal of PF against the sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection imposed in 2010 for an offence of Aggravated burglary. PF had remained in prison since his sentence. Farrhat Arshad, representing PF, argued that a lesser sentence would have adequately protected the public and argued that the trial judge had erred in imposing the draconian sentence. The Court agreed and replaced the sentence with an Extended Sentence resulting in the appellant’s immediate release.

Farrhat was appointed to represent PF by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals.