||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 293 (Oct)
|| EWCA Crim 2716
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Pitchford LJ, Sweeney and Slade JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Colin Wells (instructed by Morrison Spowart Solicitors) for offender.
||Simon Denison QC (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
||29 October 2010
Sentence - Length of sentence - Causing grievous bodily harm with intent - Possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life - Possessing prohibited ammunition - Offender sentenced to six years' imprisonment - Whether sentence unduly lenient.
Sentence Length of sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held as unduly lenient, a sentence of six years' imprisonment imposed for an offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, where the offender had shot his half-sister's partner in the buttock at close range following an argument and he had pleaded guilty to other serious offences. The sentence was increased to 10 years' imprisonment.
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