London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
MR JUSTICE GOOSE
HER HONOUR JUDGE TAYTON QC
(Sitting as a Judge of the CACD)
REFERENCE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDER
S.36 OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1988
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LORD JUSTICE SIMON:
The category range in respect of a category 1 offence is one of nine to sixteen years' custody with a†starting point of twelve years' custody. Your case is aggravated by reason of the location of the offence, that is in a public street, and the fact that it took place in the early hours of the morning. I†am equally affected by the ongoing effect upon the victim which has been referred to in the victim impact statement. It was†group activity whilst under the influence of alcohol, and involved the use of a very large vehicle with the inevitable consequences of very serious injuries.
For that reason the starting point is one of twelve years' imprisonment.