Attorney General’s Reference No 36 of 1996 Under Section 36 of Criminal Justice Act 1988: Regina v Johnson: CACD 15 Oct 1996

The minimum approriate sentence for an offence of s18 wounding was 4 years.


Lord Bingham


[1996] EWCA Crim 1070, [1997] 1 Cr App R (S) 363




Offences Against the Persons Act 1861 18


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedAttorney-General’s Reference No 88 of 2000 CACD 2001
The Attorney General referred a sentence for inflicting grievous bodily harm in a ‘road rage’ situation.
Held: The section 18 offence should have attracted a sentence of four years after a trial. . .
CitedRegina v Lyon CACD 12-May-2005
The defendant appealed his sentence of five years after conviction for causing grievous bodily harm.
Held: Care should be taken only to place relience upon guideline cases. Particular care should be adopted when considering Attorney General’s . .
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Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 31 May 2022; Ref: scu.148734