Grappenhall wife of drugs lord set to appeal sentence

Warrington Guardian: Richard and Diane Brookhouse were jailed for a total of 34 years in February Richard and Diane Brookhouse were jailed for a total of 34 years in February

THE wife of a Grappenhall drugs lord has started the process to appeal her sentence.

Diane Brookhouse was found guilty of helping to run her husband Richard’s £12m cocaine ring and was sentenced to 14 years behind bars earlier this year.

A judicial office spokesman confirmed the 42-year-old, of Coronation Avenue, has lodged an application for permission to appeal.

He added: “The next stage is that this would be considered by a single judge on the papers and if he grants permission to appeal it would go ahead to a hearing.

“As yet no decision has been made.”

It is not yet known when the appeal will be before a judge.

During the trial the court heard Brookhouse had splashed cash on botox, fillers and a designer handbag while on benefits and played a ‘significant and necessary role’ in the drugs ring.

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10:30pm Tue 20 May 14

widnesman says...

Don`t forget, an appeal can also result in an increase to the jail term!!
Don`t forget, an appeal can also result in an increase to the jail term!! widnesman
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10:42pm Tue 20 May 14

Russiandoll59 says...

Let's hope that's the case then!!!
Let's hope that's the case then!!! Russiandoll59
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1:03pm Wed 21 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

widnesman wrote:
Don`t forget, an appeal can also result in an increase to the jail term!!
Well if they don't reduce the sentence they should increase it as an appeal cost's a lot of money. Let's face it there should be some sort of punishment for appealing a sentence. She was found guilty this is not the conviction she is appealing just the length of time to be served.
[quote][p][bold]widnesman[/bold] wrote: Don`t forget, an appeal can also result in an increase to the jail term!![/p][/quote]Well if they don't reduce the sentence they should increase it as an appeal cost's a lot of money. Let's face it there should be some sort of punishment for appealing a sentence. She was found guilty this is not the conviction she is appealing just the length of time to be served. GRUMPY PARENT
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