R v ROBERT DAVID KINGCOMBE (2013)
PUBLISHED December 20, 2013
 EWCA Crim 2509
A judge had erred in allowing only a 20 per cent discount for an offender's guilty plea to wounding with intent. CCTV showed that the victim had initiated the violence; the offender could therefore have raised issues of self-defence and lack of intent. Further, although the offender was dangerous, the public could be adequately protected by the imposition of an extended sentence with appropriate licence conditions, rather than a sentence of imprisonment for public protection.
CA (Crim Div) (Jackson LJ, Holroyde J, Judge Milford QC)