Attorney General's Reference No 16/2014

Sentence – Imprisonment. The offender was sentenced to four years' imprisonment for manslaughter arising from a single punch with a bare fist. The Attorney General brought a reference pursuant to s 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division held that the sentence had not been one which could be described as unduly lenient and had been one which had been within the range reasonably available to a trial judge.

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