Tuesday, July 29, 2008


When I saw the news that an appeal had been launched against the sentences handed down to the perpetrators of the Wroughton hammer attack, I know I should be used to it, but my heart sank. So many times you find that, six months or a year after sentences are handed down for a dreadful crime, an appeal quietly reduces them.

Well strike a light

The Attorney General has referred the cases of Nazrul Amin, Amjad Qazi and four juveniles back to the Court of Appeal, requesting harsher sentences.

Well, ok, I also see that "Wasif Khan is to appeal separately to have his sentence cut" - but fair do's, Baroness Scotland.