Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 399 (Jun)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Hallett LJ, Mackay J and Judge Chapman

Representation Paul Hodgkinson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 27 June 2008


Sentence - Detention - Length of sentence - Wounding with intent - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Detention. The defendant's extended sentence of seven years for an offence of wounding with intent was reduced to an extended sentence of six years, in circumstances where counsel had advised the defendant not to plead guilty straight away because of his concerns that the defendant, aged 14, might not have had the requisite intent and the judge had decided not too give full credit for the defendant's guilty plea, it having come at a late stage.

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