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The Attorney General Dominic Grieve has accepted the decision of the Court of Appeal to uphold the sentence for one-punch killer Lewis Gill.
Mr Grieve referred the decision on Mr Gill's jail term to the Court of Appeal after it provoked outrage, and today called the case one of "gratuitous, unprovoked violence".
Andrew Young, 40, died after being struck in the unprovoked attack by Mr Gill, 20, in Bournemouth, Dorset, on November 6 last year.
"It was broad daylight when Lewis Gill delivered a very deliberate, forceful and vicious punch," Mr Grieve said.
"I asked the Court of Appeal to look again at this sentence as I believed it was unduly lenient. They have taken the view that the four-year sentence imposed on Lewis Gill should not be increased and I accept their decision entirely."
Judges at the Court of Appeal have upheld a sentence given to Lewis Gill, who was found guilty of manslaughter after punching Andrew Young, 40, in an unprovoked attack.
Mr Young later died from a head injury which he suffered when he hit the ground.
Mr Gill, 20, was sentenced to four years in jail for the offence, a decision which provoked outrage.
The incident occurred on November 6 last year outside the Tesco Metro store on Charminster Road in Bournemouth.
Gill later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court.
Attorney General Dominic Grieve argued today that the sentence was not a proper reflection of the gravity of what Gill did.
But the Appeal Court judges decided there should not be any change to the four years being served by Mr Gill.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the four-year sentence given to Lewis Gill, 21, for the one-punch manslaughter of Andrew Young was not "unduly lenient".