WOUNDING WITH INTENT

[2018] EWCA Crim 2960
[2018] EWCA Crim 2960
CA (Crim Div) (Simon LJ, Picken J, Julian Knowles J)
27 July 2018

An extended sentence, comprising a custodial term of nine years and an extended licence period of three years, was appropriate in the case of a young offender who had been convicted of wounding with intent after repeatedly stabbing a man with a kitchen knife.

[2017] EWCA Crim 2062
[2017] EWCA Crim 2062
CA (Crim Div) (Holroyde LJ, Nicola Davies J, Judge Carey QC)
15 November 2017

A two-year youth rehabilitation order which had been imposed on a 17-year-old offender following his plea of guilty to wounding with intent was unduly lenient. The knife attack which the offender had launched on another youth justified a sentence of three years’ detention.

[2017] EWCA Crim 2383
[2017] EWCA Crim 2383
CA (Crim Div) (Simon LJ, Holgate J, Sir Kenneth Parker)
8 September 2017

The appellant’s conviction for wounding with intent was not rendered unsafe by the fact that he was tried in his absence. By absenting himself despite knowing of the trial date, he had waived his right to attend his trial, and he had been represented by competent counsel.

[2017] EWCA Crim 491
[2017] EWCA Crim 491
CA (Crim Div) (Davis LJ, Holroyde J, Judge Kinch QC)
30 March 2017

Convictions for wounding with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, having an offensive weapon and criminal damage were upheld. The judge had not erred in her summing up and the appellant had not been prejudiced by an agreed admission placed before the jury.

[2017] EWCA Crim 452
[2017] EWCA Crim 452
CA (Crim Div) (Hallett LJ, Nicola Davies J, Sir Alan Wilkie)
28 March 2017

Sentences of seven years’ detention were appropriate in the case of two young offenders who had pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm after launching a sustained and brutal attack on two gay men.

[2016] EWCA Crim 2175
[2016] EWCA Crim 2175
CA (Crim Div) (Hallett LJ, Sweeney J, McGowan J)
20 December 2016

While the criminal courts had an inherent power to appoint an intermediary to ensure the effective participation of a vulnerable defendant in a trial, they had no power to appoint an advocate to assist a defendant who was fit to be tried and who had dispensed with his legal representatives and chosen to represent himself.

[2016] EWCA Crim 1971
[2016] EWCA Crim 1971
CA (Crim Div) (Beatson LJ, Haddon-Cave J, Judge Marson QC)
15 November 2016

A sentence of 18 years’ imprisonment was appropriate in the case of a man who had been convicted of manslaughter and wounding with intent after stabbing his father to death and injuring his brother with the knife he was using.

[2016] EWCA Crim 1664
[2016] EWCA Crim 1664
CA (Crim Div) (Simon LJ, Green J, Judge Aubrey QC)
4 November 2016

The court declined to permit fresh evidence in an appeal against a conviction for wounding with intent. The evidence was hearsay evidence and did not pass the test for admission in the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 s.23(2).

[2016] EWCA Crim 1797
[2016] EWCA Crim 1797
CA (Crim Div) (Simon LJ, Haddon-Cave J, Judge Taylor)
13 July 2016

A judge had not erred in refusing to sever an indictment where during an aborted drug deal the appellant had been the victim of a kidnap by his co-defendants and following the deal he was the perpetrator of a kidnap of an associate. The indictments had been properly joined, as evidence in one kidnap was very likely to be referred to in the course of evidence about the other, and a single jury was in the best position to try both sets of charges.

[2016] EWCA Crim 1831
[2016] EWCA Crim 1831
CA (Crim Div) (Lloyd Jones LJ, Gilbart J, May J)
9 June 2016

A two-year suspended sentence imposed on a woman who had pleaded guilty to wounding with intent was lenient but not unduly so. A number of mitigating features were present, including the woman’s mental health issues and the fact that she was the primary carer of her six-year-old daughter.

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