Humphrey Burke

Attorney General written question – answered at on 26 February 2024.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Attorney General, if she will (a) review the sentence in the case of Humphrey Burke and (b) make an assessment of whether it might be regarded as an unduly lenient sentence.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts The Solicitor-General

The Attorney General and I have 28 days from the date of sentence to refer a case to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenience Sentence (ULS) scheme.

This is a statutory time limit and cannot be extended in any circumstances.

Humphrey Burke was sentenced in 2022 and therefore his case cannot be referred under the ULS scheme.

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