16 YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT FOR PURPOSE OF LENGTHY LICENCE PERIOD TO PROTECT PUBLIC

A sentencing judge had adopted the correct approach in exercising his discretion to impose a determinate sentence of 16 years’ imprisonment for an offence of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, where he believed that the resulting licence period would be sufficient to protect the public, rather than imposing an indeterminate sentence.

[2013] EWCA Crim 893