Practice and Procedure

R v FAISAL NISSAR sub nom R v RAUL NISSAR (2008)

PUBLISHED November 21, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 3016

Convictions for blackmail and causing grievous bodily harm with intent were upheld as the judge had been correct to refuse a submission of no case to answer as there was material to support the offender's presence at the scene. A sentence of 15 years' imprisonment for grievous bodily harm with intent was not manifestly excessive as the victim had been subjected to horrific and brutal torture.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Anthony May (President QB), Simon J, Dame Heather Steel DBE)