Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 333 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 93
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Cresswell and Goldring JJ

Representation Roger Thomas QC (instructed by Eatons & Co, Bradford) for the offender.
  David Thomas (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 16 January 2002


Sentencing - Manslaughter - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

Where the offender had stabbed the deceased while intoxicated and convicted of manslaughter, it was held that a sentence of three and a half years' imprisonment was unduly lenient, and that the sentencing judge had erred in stating that his powers were limited to those appropriate for an offence contrary to s20 of the .

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