FACC Nos. 8, 9 and 10 of 2017
E.2 Did the Magistrate err in principle or impose manifestly inadequate sentences?
We do not consider that the community service orders and suspended sentence respectively imposed by the magistrate on these appellants were outside the reasonable ambit of the magistrate’s sentencing discretion. Since they were not manifestly inadequate, there was no proper basis for the Court of Appeal to ascribe different weights to the relevant factors taken into account by the magistrate.
106. In these circumstances, the applications for review of the particular sentences imposed on the appellants should have been refused.