||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 314 (Mar)
|| EWCA Crim 2407
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Rix LJ, Dobbs J and Sir Charles Mantell
||Ajmalul Hossain (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||5 October 2006
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Cruelty to a child - Defendant having no intention of harming child - Defendant being sentenced to two years' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. In a case of a defendant who was convicted of cruelty to a child and sentenced to two years' imprisonment, given that he had never had any intention of harming the child, a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment would do justice to the instant case. Accordingly, the sentence of two years' imprisonment would be quashed and reduced to a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment. The time which the defendant had spent in custody on remand would count towards the sentence.
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