Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 181 (Jun)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Pill LJ, Dobbs and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation Ahmed Hossain (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 18 June 2007

Catchwords

Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm - Affray - Defendant sentenced to life imprisonment - Judge imposing determinate sentence of two years' imprisonment for affray following imposition of life sentence for principle offence - Whether sentence unlawful.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The defendant's appeal against, inter alia, a sentence of life imprisonment for the offence wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm would be allowed. The instant case did not fall into a category which justified a sentence of life imprisonment and a sentence of imprisonment for public protection was appropriate. The sentence of life imprisonment would be quashed and substituted by a sentence of imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of three years.

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