Sarah Day Represents Client At Court Of Appeal

'Lenient' Sentence Upheld

Sarah Day appeared at the Court of Appeal to represent the respondent in an Attorney General’s Reference.

The defendant had been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for an s18 grievous bodily harm following a trial at Leicester Crown Court.  The complainant in the case required a titanium plate in her eye socket as a result of her injuries and the defendant had relevant previous convictions.

Following detailed written and oral submissions, leave for the reference was refused.  The court held that the sentence was lenient, but not unduly so, and upheld the sentence imposed by the trial judge.

News on the original case can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-60662696