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Four-year sentence for one-punch killer 'not unduly lenient'

Court of Appeal judges have ruled that the four-year sentence given to Lewis Gill, 21, for the one-punch manslaughter of Asperger's sufferer Andrew Young in an unprovoked attack in Bournemouth, was not "unduly lenient".

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Four year sentence stands for one-punch killer

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 Credit: Police

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.

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.

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