Practice and Procedure

RE ATTORNEYGENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.56 OF 2012) sub nom R v H (2012)

PUBLISHED December 6, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 2911

A sentence of custody for life with a minimum term of 10 years was unduly lenient for a young offender who had murdered his girlfriend by stabbing her 60 times. A particular aggravating feature was the fact that the offender had left the scene and returned to continue his attack with a second knife. The appropriate minimum term was 15 years.

CA (Crim Div) (Rafferty LJ, Globe J, Leggatt J)