||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 109 (Oct)
|| EWCA Crim 2497
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Lord Judge CJ, Rafferty and Roderick Evans JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Ravinder Siambhi (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||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.
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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