Practice and Procedure

R v PINKY PATEL (2009)

PUBLISHED May 13, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1161

A conviction for conspiracy to inflict grievous bodily harm was safe where there was no evidence to suggest that alternative counts should have been left to the jury. However, as the offender was only 19 at the time of the offence, a sentence of 10 years' imprisonment was manifestly excessive and was reduced to eight years.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Etherton LJ, Cranston J)