Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] 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.

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