Practice and Procedure

R v ABDUL KALAM (2013)

PUBLISHED February 28, 2013

A sentence of 18 months' imprisonment imposed for an offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm was reduced to 14 months to account for the offender's early guilty plea, despite the fact that he had admitted the offence only when shown the CCTV footage, which was overwhelming evidence that he had punched a stranger, unprovoked, in the street.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir John Thomas (President QBD) , Swift J DBE, Stuart-Smith J)