Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 240 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Jackson and Owen JJ

Representation Ian Newbon (instructed by Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 28 January 2002


Sentencing - Inflicting grievous bodily harm - Aggravating and mitigating features - Defendant causing serious injury to her newborn infant - Defendant suffering from psychiatric or psychological condition - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

A sentence of three years and six months' imprisonment imposed upon a defendant who pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm was considered, on appeal, to be manifestly excessive. A sentence of two years and six months' imprisonment was substituted.

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