ADEQUACY OF EXTENDED SENTENCE TO PROTECT PUBLIC

Whilst a judge had been right to rule that an offender being sentenced for an offence of wounding with intent committed whilst in a depressive state posed a substantial risk of being a danger to the public, he had been wrong to impose a sentence of imprisonment for public protection. An extended sentence comprising five years and six months’ imprisonment with a term of extended licence of four years was substituted.

[2009] EWCA Crim 2943