Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO. 55 OF 2005) sub nom R v L (2005)

PUBLISHED August 9, 2005

Notwithstanding the apparent leniency of a non-custodial sentence imposed for an offence of wounding with intent which had resulted in the victim losing his right ear, the sentencing judge had been entitled to conclude that the circumstances of the offender, as highlighted in pre-sentence reports, had justified an exceptional departure from the imposition of a substantial custodial sentence.

[2005] EWCA Crim 2320