||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 11 (Nov)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Hooper LJ, Pitchford and Dobbs JJ
||Kevin Riordan (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||1 November 2007
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Unlawful wounding - Defendant sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - Whether non-custodial sentence appropriate.
An appeal against sentence would be allowed in the case of a defendant, with a history of mental and drug problems, who had pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding. In view of the particular circumstances of the case and the fact that the defendant had a young child, a suspended sentence was appropriate. The sentence of 18 months' imprisonment would be quashed and substituted by a suspended sentence of six months' imprisonment, to be suspended for eighteen months, and an 18-month supervision order.
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