Appeal against a total sentence of four years and nine months' imprisonment. Whilst the offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm were serious assaults, in view of the appellant's previous good character and demonstration of remorse there was no need for him to serve as a long-term prisoner. Accordingly the sentence was quashed and substituted with a term of three years and nine months' imprisonment.

CA (Crim Div) (Swinton Thomas LJ, Poole J, Tomlinson J)

13/06/2000

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