EWCA Crim 94
Merciful sentences were called for where two men had attacked and seriously injured a burglar in a revenge attack as he was escaping. The case in relation to the victim of the burglary was truly exceptional, and there was ample justification for ordering that his sentence of two years and six months' imprisonment be reduced to 12 months suspended for two years. In relation to the other offender, his sentence was reduced from three years and three months to two years' imprisonment.
CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Swift J DBE, Sweeney J)