Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 265 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Toulson LJ, Openshaw J and Judge Morris QC (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Jane Waugh (instructed by Donnelly McArdle Adamson) for the defendant.
  Duncan Atkinson (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 26 October 2012


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Causing grievous bodily harm with intent - Offender being sentenced to seven years' imprisonment - Attorney General referring sentence to Court of Appeal - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division held that a sentence of seven years' imprisonment for an offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intent was unduly lenient bearing in mind the fact that the offence had fallen squarely within category 1 of the relevant sentencing guidelines. Accordingly, the sentence of 7 years' imprisonment would be quashed and a sentence of 13 years' imprisonment would be substituted.

Practice Areas

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