||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 164 (Aug)
|| EWCA Crim 1928
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Thomas LJ, King and Nicol JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Ian West (instructed by Freeman Johnson) for the defendant.
||Duncan Penny (instructed by Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||21 August 2009
Sentence - Custodial sentence - Detention for public protection - Attempted murder - Defendant with a history of violence against women strangling victim and attacking her with samurai sword to kill her - Defendant leaving victim to die and cutting off means of communication for help - Defendant pleading guilty and receiving sentence for public protection with minimum term of three years and four months - Whether term unduly lenient.
Sentence Custodial sentence. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: A minimum term of 3 years and 4 months on a sentence for public protection imposed for the crime of attempted murder was unduly lenient given the aggravating features of the crime. A sentence of 4 years and 8 months' would be substituted.
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