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The mother of Andrew Young, who was killed by Lewis Gill earlier this year, said she is "relieved" by a decision today to refer Gill's four-and-a-half-year sentence to the Court of Appeal for being unduly lenient.
“I am hoping that the sentence will be extended so that somebody will have a chance to get through to him [Gill], appeal to his heart and mind, and show him the error of his ways”, she told the Dorset Echo.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office said the sentence will be referred to the Court of Appeal, where three judges will decide whether or not the sentence is unduly lenient.
Andrew Young, 40, died after being struck in the unprovoked attack by Lewis Gill, 20, in Bournemouth, Dorset, on November 6 last year.
A chilling video of the assault was released by police.
Andrew's mother spoke of her outrage after Gill was given a four-and-a-half-year jail sentence for the punch that killed her son.
“I saw the CCTV footage in court and you can see that Andrew didn’t cause Lewis Gill any harm," said Pamela Young, 71. "The sentence is an absolute joke."
Lewis Gill, who killed Asperger's sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch in Bournemouth earlier this year, is to see his four-and-a-half-year jail sentence for manslaughter referred to the Court of Appeal for being unduly lenient, the Attorney General's Office said today.