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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.102 OF 2009) sub nom R v SIMEON MARTIN (2010)

PUBLISHED February 10, 2010
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[2010] EWCA Crim 352

A sentence of five years' imprisonment following a guilty plea to an offence of wounding with intent was unduly lenient even though the offender was of impeccable good character and had pleaded guilty at an early stage. Making every allowance for the features in mitigation, the appropriate sentence was eight years' imprisonment for what was a horrific revenge attack on a defenceless man in a case of mistaken identity.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Penry-Davey J, Irwin J)

10/02/2010

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