Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 109 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWCA Crim 2497
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Lord Judge CJ, Rafferty and Roderick Evans JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Ravinder Siambhi (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 13 October 2011


Sentence - Detention - Length of detention - Causing grievous bodily harm with intent - Young defendant threatening victim on facebook and later stabbing him in street - Whether sentence of six years' detention in young offender institution manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Detention. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that in view of the public concern to deter knife crime, and notwithstanding the young age and lack of relevant previous convictions of the defendant, a sentence of six years' detention following conviction of causing grievous bodily harm with intent was not manifestly excessive.

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