Practice and Procedure

R v JAMES HONEY (2007)

PUBLISHED September 4, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 2268

It was incorrect that an offender who had deliberately driven his car at a group of five young men, causing them all injuries, should receive consecutive sentences in respect of two of the resulting counts of grievous bodily harm but concurrent sentences in respect of the other three. The five counts were part and parcel of the same incident, and there were no exceptional circumstances to justify consecutive sentences.

CA (Crim Div) (Toulson LJ, Davis J, Underhill J)