Practice and Procedure

R v (1) TN (2) RD (3) SD sub nom DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTION'S REFERENCE (NUMBERS 8, 9 & 10 of 2013) (2013)

PUBLISHED June 28, 2013

[2013] NICA 38

Sentences imposed on three offenders aged 17, 14 and 18 for attempted grievous bodily harm with intent after they had kicked and punched their victim on the ground did not reflect the seriousness of the attack and the need for deterrence. The sentences were unduly lenient and were increased.

CA (NI) (Morgan LCJ, Higgins LJ, Coghlin LJ)