The Court of Appeal has declined to increase the sentence handed to Lewis Gill for the manslaughter of Andrew Young from 4 yearsâ€™ imprisonment.
On Wednesday 6thÂ November 2013 Andrew Young was attacked by Lewis Gill on a busy street in Bournemouth.Â Andrew Young was punched without warning and fell straight back onto the road, hitting his head on the road. He died the next day.Â Lewis Gill was sentenced to 4 yearsâ€™ imprisonment in February this year but the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP referred the sentence to Court of Appeal under the unduly lenient sentence scheme and presented the case himself.
Speaking after the hearing, Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC, MP said:
â€œThis was a case of gratuitous, unprovoked violence.Â It was broad daylight when Lewis Gill delivered a very deliberate, forceful and vicious punch.
â€œI asked the Court of Appeal too look again at this sentence as I believed it was unduly lenient.Â They have taken the view that the 4 year sentence imposed on Lewis Gill should not be increased and I accept their decision entirely.â€œ
On 21st February 2014 Lewis Gill was sentenced to 4 yearsâ€™ imprisonment for the manslaughter of Andrew Young. He was also sentenced to 3 monthsâ€™ imprisonment, to be served consecutively, for an offence of handling stolen goods, and to a further consecutive sentence of 3 months for committing an offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence.
The sentencing Judge was HHJ Cutler CBE sitting in the Crown Court at Salisbury.