Defendant represented by Charlotte Rimmer spared custodial sentence

November 13, 2019

A defendant represented by Charlotte Rimmer from Exchange Chambers has avoided a custodial sentence after admitting serious city centre disorder and possession of a bladed article.

The defendant, who was 17 years of age at the time the offences were committed, admitted an offence of affray for an incident of serious disorder outside McDonalds in Piccadilly Gardens, central Manchester. He also admitted offences of affray, criminal damage and possessing a bladed article for a separate matter where he was witnessed in a street in Gorton, damaging vehicles and brandishing a knife towards a female in her vehicle and other members of the public.

Taking into account the seriousness of the offences to be sentenced as well as the defendant’s antecedent record containing offences of serious violence, the sentencing Judge indicated that immediate custody was inevitable. Following mitigation however, the Judge was persuaded to take the unusual step of deferring sentence and at the subsequent sentencing hearing four months later the Judge imposed a 2 year Community Order.

Charlotte Rimmer was instructed by Rob Gillooley of Draycott Browne Solicitors.

Charlotte is a member of the criminal department at Exchange Chambers.