APPEAL COURT, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY
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 HCJAC 31
STATEMENT OF REASONS
delivered by LADY PATON
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE
HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
Appellant: C Mitchell; Faculty Services Limited
Respondent: A Brown QC AD; Crown Agent
4 February 2015
 This was a vicious, premeditated attack on a man walking along a public road. He was assaulted from behind, two against one, repeatedly struck on the head and body with a metal pole, stabbed with a knife, and left for dead. But for the intervention of two bystanders and subsequent medical treatment, he would have died.
 Even taking into account the appellant’s limited record, the fact that he has never been in custody, and the fact that the main long-term consequence for the victim was scarring, the sentence imposed (namely ten years imprisonment for attempted murder) fell well within the range of reasonable disposals available to the sentencing judge. The appeal is refused.