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Cite as:  EWCA Crim 2514
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Royal Courts of Justice
London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
MR JUSTICE KING
THE RECORDER OF WINCHESTER
HIS HONOUR JUDGE CUTLER CBE
|R E G I N A|
|MATTHEW ALEXANDER FALDER|
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1. LORD JUSTICE HOLROYDE: On 16th October 2017, in the Crown Court at Birmingham, Matthew Falder pleaded guilty to a total of 137 offences, all of which were either of a sexual nature or were sexually motivated. On 19th February 2018 he was sentenced for four of those offences to consecutive extended determinate sentences, amounting in total to an extended sentence of 38 years, comprising a custodial term of 32 years and an extension period of six years, with concurrent determinate sentences for all the other offences. His application for leave to appeal against his total sentence has been referred to the Full Court by the Registrar.
"The principle of totality comprises of two elements:
(1) All courts, when sentencing for more than a single offence, should pass a total sentence which reflects all the offending behaviour before it and is just and proportionate. This is so whether the sentences are structured as concurrent or consecutive. Therefore, concurrent sentences will ordinarily be longer than a single sentence for a single offence.
(2) It is usually impossible to arrive at a just and proportionate sentence for multiple offending simply by adding together notional single sentences. It is necessary to address the offending behaviour, together with factors personal to the offender as a whole."