Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 344 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 197
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Lord Woolf CJ, Mitchell and Keith JJ

Representation Peter Rouch QC (instructed by Graham Evans & Partners, Swansea) for the offender.
  Mark Heywood (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 22 January 2002


Sentencing - Manslaughter - Custodial sentence - Defendant having previous conviction for causing grievous bodily harm with intent - Judge considering automatic life sentence provisions - Whether judge erring in finding exceptional circumstances not to impose life sentence - Whether sentence unduly lenient - Whether court should exercise discretion to interfere with it - s 109.

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