HMA v Richard Fleming 2019
Mr Fleming has had his appeal against sentence rejected after being sentenced to an extended sentence of 18 years’ imprisonment for armed robbery. Mr Fleming was found guilty of carrying out a heist at a luxury Scottish hotel along with his co accused.A number of weapons were used during the theft. The sum stolen was around half a million pounds as he stole 50 Rolex watches. The appellant stated the sentence was excessive, however the Appeal court did not agree and stated the Trial Judge had not erred.
The appellant was given a sentence of three years for a house breaking with intent charge and in respect of the armed robbery the trial judge imposed an extended sentence of 18 years, with a custodial sentence of 15 years and an extension period of three years. The appellant argued that the sentences in themselves, and taken together, were excessive.