In the 2015 case of R v Redpath (Gaven David) EWCA Crim 1766 the appellant pleaded guilty to robbery with an offensive weapon. The England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) noted that the appellant cooperated with the Restorative Justice Programme that had positive outcomes for the victim. This, in combination with an early plea of guilty, was considered to be indicative of remorse (para. 7). The court found that the sentence was ‘manifestly excessive’ (para. 8).
A pdf transcript of the proceedings can be downloaded here: R v Redpath .pdf