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COVID is a factor at sentencing

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The Lord Chief Justice has stated that the current COVID19 situation can properly be taken into account when deciding whether to suspend a sentence. 

Judges and Magistrates can therefore, and in the Lord Chief Justices opinion "keep in mind that the impact of a custodial sentence at the moment is likely to be greater during the current emergency that it would otherwise be".

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