Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 178 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2088
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rix LJ, Sir Ian Kennedy and The Recorder of Bristol

Representation Ranjit Lallie (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 19 July 2002


Sentencing - Affray - Assault occasioning actual bodily harm - Custodial sentence - Defendant a serving prisoner - Consecutive sentence - Release date - Defendant suffering from family bereavement - Whether sentence wrong in principle or manifestly excessive.

The Case

The defendant's sentence of 12 months' imprisonment for offences of affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm to run partly concurrent with an existing sentence of imprisonment was unlawful and it was appropriate to reduce the total length in the circumstances.

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