Attorney General’s application for increase in sentence of Lewes Gill fails
The Court of Appeal has upheld the original sentence of four years after this matter was referred by the Attorney General. It was accepted in the application by the Attorney General that the defendant expressed remorse, pled guilty at an early stage and that there was no pre-meditation or planning in the offence.
Lord Justice Treacy commented that “We have concluded that the sentence imposed below is not one which can be described as unduly lenient…. the sentence imposed was one within the reasonable range available to the trial judge, properly weighing the relevant factors and the guidance of this court.”
We instructed Steven Perian of 3 Temple Gardens Chambers.