||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 153 (Feb)
|| EWCA Crim 77
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Potter LJ, Mackay J and Judge Mellor
||Stuart McLeese (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||16 January 2003
Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Assault in family setting.
The court ruled that, in the circumstances, a sentence of one year's imprisonment for an assault occasioning actual bodily harm which had occurred in the family setting was excessive. That sentence was, accordingly, quashed, and substituted by a sentence of six month's imprisonment.
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