Sentencing Guidelines - General Sentencing Issues

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2 judgments

16 January 2009

Attorney General's Reference (Number 1 of 2009) Gareth McCaughan

How sentencers should approach the issue of custody probation.

[2009] NICA 2
Kerr LCJ
09 January 2009

R v Alan Stewart

Offender one of three assailants - 'savage and unprovoked' attack on young man in Belfast City Centre - previous convictions showed 'propensity to random senseless violence' - victim suffering catastrophic injuries - CPO 14 years plus 1 (total: 15 years) on a contest.

[2009] NICA 4
Kerr LCJ