Crime

Robbery Offences Guideline Consultation

The Sentencing Council has released a consultation seeking views on new guidelines for the sentencing of robbery offences, which includes commercial robbery (theft from businesses). The Sentencing Council are looking to update the Sentencing Guidelines Council’s (SGC) definitive guideline for robbery published in 2006. The proposals make it clear that those committing robberies where the offender uses or even threatens to use a knife or a firearm will attract the longest sentences, alongside those where a firearm has been used or threatened.

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