||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 70 (Jan)
|| EWCA Crim 54
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Pill LJ, Bennett and Field JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||John McDermott QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Rhys Rowlands (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||15 January 2010
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Manslaughter - Defendant being sentenced to imprisonment for public protection with specified term of five years - Whether judge erring in imposing imprisonment for public protection.
Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, quashed the defendant's sentence of imprisonment for public protection with a specified term of five years for a conviction of manslaughter and substituted it with a determinate sentence of five years' imprisonment, in circumstances where the defendant had used excessive self defence by stabbing the defendant.
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