Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2004] All ER (D) 361 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2004] EWCA Crim 513
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Curtis and Richards JJ

Representation Jack Cowan (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 19 February 2004


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Wounding with intent - Appropriate sentence.

The Case

In all the circumstances, Notwithstanding that the defendant was on licence at the time of the offence and major injuries were caused to four vital organs in the victim's neck, a sentence of nine years' imprisonment for an offence of wounding with intent, contrary to s18 of the was manifestly excessive.

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