Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 409 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Hughes and Royce JJ

Representation Edward Legard (instructed by Beecham & Peacock) for the offender.
  Anthony Orchard (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 28 October 2002


Sentencing - Unduly lenient sentence - Reference by the Attorney General - Inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent - Non-custodial sentence.

The Case

A non-custodial sentence imposed upon a 15-year-old offender who pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent was considered, on a reference by the Attorney General to the Court of Appeal, to be unduly lenient. However, the court, in its discretion, declined to interfere with the sentence.

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