The sentences will therefore be 2 years on count 3, 12 months on count 2 and 6 months on count 1, all concurrent, making 2 years in all. They run from today since you are not entitled to credit for the time spent in prison since your recall.
Normally, the time you spend on remand is knocked off your sentence….or taken into account as time served etc.
However, Venables wasn\’t actually on remand. He was only ever released from his life sentence on licence and was recalled to serve that sentence, not wait on remand to be tried.
Yes, I know, it\’s not the biggest of points but it is a small indication of the fact that a life sentence really does mean something more than the 8 years served on average (if I\’ve got that number correct).
To be accused, heck, even to be suspected, of something else means you can be hauled back in. In fact, I think I\’m correct in saying this, you can be hauled back in without even being suspected of an actual crime: hanging around with dodgy people can be enough, at least in theory.