Attorney General's Reference (No 114/2015)

Criminal law – Kidnapping. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a total sentence of two years and eight months' imprisonment for the offences of kidnapping, contrary to common law; assault occasioning actual bodily harm, contrary to s 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861; and making a threat to kill, contrary to s 16 of the Act, had been unduly lenient. In all the circumstances, a total sentence of four years and six months' imprisonment would be imposed accordingly.

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