||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 141 (Aug)
|| EWCA Crim 2019
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Thomas LJ, Treacy and King JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Tom Wainwright (instructed by Aldridge Brownlee LLP) for the defendant.
||The Crown did not appear and was not represented.
||18 August 2009
Sentence - Custodial sentence - Custodial sentence longer than that commensurate with seriousness of offence - Defendant with previous convictions headbutting victim in premeditated attack and being charged with grievous bodily harm - Defendant pleading guilty and sentenced to three years' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Custodial sentence. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: In the case of an offence of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm grievous bodily harm contrary to of the Offences against the Person Act 1861, a sentence of two years' imprisonment would be substituted in the place of three years where the injuries inflicted on the victim could not be said to be particularly grave.
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