||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 168 (Mar)
|| EWCA Crim 2429
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Sir Igor Judge P, Goldring and Henriques JJ
||Anthony Metzer (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Janet Pitt-Lewis (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||4 October 2006
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Causing grievous bodily harm with intent - Child destruction - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. Where the defendant had been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and child destruction, and sentenced to life imprisonment on both counts with a specified term of 41 months and 77 months' imprisonment respectively, the sentence could not be regarded as manifestly excessive. The attack had been of great ferocity and the violence to the victim had been widespread upon her body. Moreover, when the defendant had attacked her he knew she was pregnant. There was no doubt why the judge had found that there had been no exceptional circumstances. It was a decision he had been plainly entitled to reach.
- An Official transcript is the final version of the judgment prepared by shorthand writers. LexisLibrary contains all judgments from the High Court and aboveView Judgment
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary