Sentence – Imprisonment. A sentence of 12 years' imprisonment for wounding with intent was manifestly excessive taking into account the aggravating and mitigating features of the case, and the fact that the injuries sustained by the victim had not been serious by comparison with other offences under s 18 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the defendant's appeal against sentence and quashed the sentence of 12 years' imprisonment, replacing it with a sentence of 9 years' imprisonment.