Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 145 (Jun)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Tuckey, Carnwath and Jacob LJJ

Representation Michael Paget (instructed by Tyndallwoods) for the defendant.
  Mark Reihill (instructed by Birmingham City Council Legal and Democratic Council) for the Local Authority.
Judgment Dates: 12 June 2008

Catchwords

Contempt of court - Committal - Breach of injunction - Defendant being given custodial sentence - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

The defendant's appeal against a sentence of four months' imprisonment in respect of a breach of an anti-social behaviour injunction was dismissed, in circumstances were he had breached the order by driving a van towards the complainant with the intention of scaring him, but with the result that the complainant jumped out of the way and hurt his back.

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