Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 186 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWCA Crim 1287
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Penry-Davey J and Judge Moss QC

Representation Nick Dry (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 June 2008


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Causing grievous bodily harm with intent - Defendant assaulting victim in course of a fight - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. In the instant case, where the defendant had pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, having assaulted a man during a fight, the judge had taken too high a starting point in sentencing him to five years' imprisonment. A sentence of four years' imprisonment would be substituted.

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