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The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Assistant Commissioner (AC) Nick Ephgrave as the policing member Read More

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The Sentencing Council is aware of and understands the concerns that many people have about the effect the Covid-19 emergency Read More

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Minutes of the Sentencing Council meeting on 19 June 2020.

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Minutes of the Sentencing Council meeting on 15 May 2020.

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, Offences against the Person Act 1861, s.47 Racially or religiously aggravated ABH, Crime and Disorder Read More

Triable only on indictmentMaximum penalty: Life imprisonmentOffence range: 3 – 40 years’ custody User guide for this offence Guideline users Read More

Inflicting grievous bodily harm/ Unlawful wounding, Offences against the Person Act 1861, s.20 Racially or religiously aggravated GBH/ Unlawful wounding, Crime Read More

Triable either wayMaximum penalty: 1 year’s custodyOffence range: Fine – 1 year’s custody User guide for this offence Guideline users Read More

Common Assault, Criminal Justice Act 1988 (section 39)Racially/religiously aggravated common assault, Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (section 29) Section 39Triable Read More

Triable only on indictment Maximum: Life imprisonmentOffence range: 2 – 16 years’ custody This is a serious specified offence for Read More