Turton, R v, Court of Appeal - Criminal Division, September 20, 2018, [2018] EWCA Crim 2091

Resolution Date:September 20, 2018
Issuing Organization:Criminal Division
Actores:Turton, R v
 
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No: 201703082/C2-201703084/C2

Neutral Citation Number: [2018] EWCA Crim 2091

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

CRIMINAL DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand

London, WC2A 2LL

Thursday, 20 September 2018

B e f o r e:

LADY JUSTICE RAFFERTY DBE

MR JUSTICE LEWIS

MR JUSTICE WILLIAM DAVIS

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R E G I N A

v

RICHARD FRANCIS TURTON

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Mr J Woodward appeared on behalf of the Appellant

Mr D Temkin appeared on behalf of the Crown

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J U D G M E N T1. MR JUSTICE WILLIAM DAVIS: On 22 March 2017, in the Crown Court at Burnley, the appellant was convicted of two offences: attempting to administer a noxious substance so as to endanger life and cruelty to a person under the age of 16. He was sentenced on 9 June to concurrent sentences on each count. It was an extended determinate sentence, a custodial term of four-and-a-half years and extended licence of two-and-a-half years. The judge also made a restraining order in the duration which was 10 years.

  1. He applied for leave to appeal against conviction. That was refused by the single judge. He has renewed, in writing, that application and we shall consider it. He requires an extension of time of modest degree. We shall grant the extension without considering in detail the merits of the application to extend.

  2. The single judge did give leave to appeal against sentence and counsel, Mr Woodward, has appeared for him today. He did not appear in the court below.

  3. The appellant has a son, the mother of whom is a lady named Marie Lonsdale. The appellant and Marie Lonsdale had a relationship. It broke down in May 2016. The breakdown was acrimonious. After the breakdown the son lived with mother. The...

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