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On Monday 8th May 2023, Edward Henry KC appeared on Sky News to discuss unprovoked attacks and a growing movement demanding that people who launch unprovoked assaults – so called one-punch attacks – which result in serious injury or death are jailed for longer sentences than at present.
Barrister, Edward Henry KC, says the UK sentencing guidelines are very well thought out. While it’s an imperfect system, he says it does work.
“Every single life is innately precious. No sentence is going to adequately reflect that,” he said.
“But would it not be better that a person who has made a ghastly mistake… and they have recognised that and they have pleaded guilty to manslaughter, would it not be better than to sentence them on the basis that they did not intend to kill?
“That they too will live for the rest of their life knowing that they have killed and that they are deeply remorseful.”
The Sky News can be viewed in full here.
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