Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.90 of 2009) sub nom R v R (2009)

PUBLISHED November 26, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 2610

A total sentence of 10 years' imprisonment imposed on an offender following his convictions for inflicting grievous bodily harm, rape and assault by penetration was unduly lenient where he had raped and sexually assaulted his partner while she was paralysed as a result of actions. It was replaced with a sentence of imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of nine years.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Simon J, Royce J)