Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 84 (May)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Pitchford LJ, Walker and Wyn Williams JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation William Emlyn Jones for the Attorney General.
  Catherine Spedding for the offender.
Judgment Dates: 12 May 2015


Sentence - Suspended sentence - Appeal - Offender attacking victim outside pub - Victim sustaining fractures to jaw - Offender being sentenced to two years' imprisonment suspended for two years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent - Whether sentence being unduly lenient - .

The Case

Sentence Suspended sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a suspended sentence of two years' imprisonment, together with an unpaid work requirement had been unduly lenient, in circumstances where the victim had suffered multiple fractures to his jaw. The court quashed the suspended sentence order and imposed an immediate custodial sentence of two-and-half-years' imprisonment.

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