|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 214 (Nov)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Rose LJ, Simon and Dobbs JJ
|Representation||Patrick Moran (instructed by Rogers Solicitors) for the offender.|
|Lord Goldsmith QC, AG, and Mark Heywood (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.|
|Judgment Dates:||16 November 2005|
Sentence - Suspended sentence - Suspended sentence only to be imposed in 'exceptional circumstances' - Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm - Whether suspended sentence unduly lenient - Proper approach by judges to indications as to sentence - Statutory duty to follow sentencing guidelines - , s 172.