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The Sentencing Council has published its eighth annual report outlining activities from April 2017 to March 2018. The report sets Read More

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The Sentencing Council has published its eighth annual report outlining activities from April 2017 to March 2018.

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Lord Justice Tim Holroyde has been appointed as Chairman of the Sentencing Council, with effect from 1 August 2018. His Read More

View related documents on sentencing of intimidatory offences here. The definitive guideline on sentencing intimidatory offences was issued on 5 Read More

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To be used from 1 October 2018. Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on intimidatory offences.

Triable either wayMaximum: 2 years’ custodyOffence range: Discharge – 1 year 6 months’ custody Where offence committed in a domestic Read More

A definitive sentencing guideline for intimidatory offences was published on 5 July 2018 and the MCSG now contains these guidelines Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 5 years’ custodyOffence range: Community order – 4 years’ custody Also refer to the Overarching principles: Domestic Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range: Community order – 7 years’ custody This is a specified offence for the Read More

HarassmentProtection from Harassment Act 1997 (section 2) StalkingProtection from Harassment Act 1997 (section 2A) Triable only summarilyMaximum: 6 months’ custodyOffence Read More