||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 64 (Sep)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Maurice Kay LJ, Jack and Simon JJ
||David Munro (instructed by Williamson & Soden, Birmingham) for the offender.
||Julian Evans (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
||12 September 2007
Sentence - Custodial sentence - Seriousness of offence - Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm - Criminal damage - Offender stabbing man in neck with large knife - Judge imposing suspended sentence of detention in a young offender institution - Whether sentence unduly lenient.
Sentence Custodial sentence. A sentence of 12 months' detention in a young offender institution, suspended for two years, which had been imposed on an offender who had stabbed a victim in the neck with a large knife, was unduly lenient. The appropriate sentence was four years' detention in a young offender institution. Accordingly, the suspended sentence would be quashed and, bearing double jeopardy and the mitigating factors in mind, a sentence of three years and three months' detention in a young offender institution would be substituted.
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