ABSENCE OF INTENT TO KILL

Although in the light of the aggravating features of an offence the court was minded to impose a minimum term of 18 years, a minimum term of 16 years was appropriate where the court was required to limit the term to that which was likely to have been previously notified by the Home Secretary under his practice prior to the commencement of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

[2007] EWHC 1198 (QB)