Practice and Procedure

R V H (2001)

PUBLISHED October 22, 2001

[2001] EWCA Crim 2221

A sentence of four years' detention in a young offender institution for an offence of manslaughter arising out of a fight outside a nightclub was manifestly excessive in view of the appellant's guilty plea, his age and his remorse. It was accordingly quashed and substituted with a detention term of two years.

CA (Crim Div) (Henry LJ, Holman J, Grigson J)