Victim's mother branded 4-year sentence 'a joke'

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 Young sustained a serious head injury and later died at Southampton Hospital.
Andrew Young sustained a serious head injury and later died at Southampton Hospital. Credit: Dorset Police

Read more: Mother's outrage at sentence for one punch killer

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."

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'One-punch killer' jail sentence to be reviewed

The four-and-a-half-year sentence handed to Lewis Gill, who killed Asperger's sufferer Andrew Young with a single punch in Bournemouth earlier this year, is to be referred to the Court of Appeal for being unduly lenient.