Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.112 of 2009) sub nom R v C (2010)

PUBLISHED February 10, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 351

A sentence of 20 months' detention imposed on a young offender for manslaughter was unduly lenient and was replaced with a sentence of three-and-a-half years' detention where the offender, in the absence of provocation, delivered a single punch to the side of the victim's head with full force, resulting in the victim's death.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Chief Justice, Penry-Davey J, Irwin J)