Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 212 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Douglas-Brown and Mitchell JJ

Representation Alwyn Jones, solicitor advocate (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 14 November 2002


Sentencing - Life sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Public protection - Mentally ill offender - Notional determinate sentence - Specified period - Appropriateness.

The Case

The defendant's sentence of life imprisonment with a total specified period of twelve years for an offence of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent was manifestly excessive in circumstances were the defendant was already subject to a hospital order.

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