Prison sentence extended for Doncaster convict despite appeal

A convict has had his sentence increased after he took part in a riot inside the prison, London’s Appeal Court heard today.

Marc Edward Byram, who was serving a three-and-a-half year sentence, was involved in a barricade of a wing at Doncaster’s Moorland Prison in 2016.

He was originally handed an 18-month consecutive sentence after he plead guilty to affray at Sheffield Crown Court in October.

Byram appealed against the duration of the sentence as he believed it was too long.

But he was told his case was ‘without merit’ and handed an extra 28 days in prison.

Mrs Justice McGowan, sitting with two other judges, said Byram had wasted police resources and time by appealing against his sentence.