ACCIDENTAL DEATH FROM FALL FOLLOWING PUSH WITH NO INTENTION TO CAUSE HARM

[2011] EWCA Crim 1206 [2011] EWCA Crim 1206

Even though crimes which resulted in death were to be treated more seriously following the introduction of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, a sentence of three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for manslaughter where no harm had been intended to the victim was manifestly excessive.