EWCA Crim 520
In imposing an extended sentence of 15 years for wounding with intent where the offender had squeezed the victim's throat until she was unconscious and inflicted multiple wounds with a pair of scissors, the judge had selected too high a starting point. The injuries sustained, none of which required stitches, were not really serious in the context of the offence. An extended sentence of 12 years was substituted.
CA (Crim Div) (Moore-Bick LJ, Wilkie J, Leggatt J)