Practice and Procedure

R v (1) SJ (2) RB (3) YA (2013)

PUBLISHED June 14, 2013

[2013] EWCA Crim 1147

Sentences of 15 years' imprisonment for two counts of wounding with intent imposed on offenders who had been 16 years and 9 months and 17 years and 8 months old at the time of the offences were not manifestly excessive. The attacks had consisted of unprovoked, brutal, gangland-type violence inflicted on innocent passers-by and the judge had given careful thought to possible reduction of sentence in consideration of their ages.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias LJ, Edwards-Stuart J, Judge Ford QC (Recorder of Bristol))