||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 90 (May)
|| EWCA Crim 967
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers CJ, Bean and Wilkie JJ
||Rosalind Scott-Bell (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||16 April 2008
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Assault occasioning actual bodily harm - Guilty pleas - Judge imposing consecutive sentences of 6 and 18 months' imprisonment - Whether consecutive sentences wrong in principle - Whether sentences manifestly excessive.
Where a repeat offender, who had deliberately targeted a vulnerable victim, namely his partner, and had repeated assaults on her on successive days, consecutive sentences of 6 and 18 months' imprisonment for two offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, contrary to s47 of the was neither wrong in principle nor manifestly excessive, having regard to the Sentencing Guideline Council's guideline relating to sentencing for assault.
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