Practice and Procedure

R v JOHN HYNDS (2009)

PUBLISHED July 1, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1486

A sentence of imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of 21 months was appropriate in the case of an offence of single-punch manslaughter where the offender had a previous conviction for significant violence, was unable to resolve conflict and disagreement without resorting to violence, and presented a high risk of reoffending and of causing harm to the public.

CA (Crim Div) (Keene LJ, Dobbs J DBE, Recorder of Nottingham)