2:05 pm, Wed 07 May 2014
The Attorney General Dominic Grieve has accepted the decision of the Court of Appeal to uphold
the sentence for one-punch killer Lewis Gill.
The Attorney General Dominic Grieve asked the Court of Appeal to review Mr Gill's sentence
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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.
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Lewis Gill was sentenced to four years in jail after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Andrew Young
"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."
Read: Four year sentence stands for one-punch killer
11:49 am, Wed 07 May 2014
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.
Andrew Young sustained a serious head injury and later died at Southampton Hospital
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
Mr Young's mother, 71-year-old Pamela Young, called the sentence
" an absolute joke".
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.
Read: Mother's outrage at four-year sentence for man whose single punch killed her son
11:35 am, Wed 07 May 2014
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".
Andrew Young, 40, died after being struck by Lewis Gill in Bournemouth, Dorset, on November 6 last year.