Notes

The offence took place at Destinys night club in Weston-super-Mare on 30 May 2010.

The victim was Peter Davies who was 42 at the time of the incident and is 43 now.

The Attorney General can apply to the Court of Appeal for leave to review any sentence which:
- was passed in respect of any offence to which Part IV of the Criminal Justice Act 1958 applies
- was passed in a proceeding in the Crown Court and
- appears to be unduly lenient

Daniel Phillips' sentence increased to four years on appeal

02/03/2011

Daniel Phillips, 20, from Weston-super-Mare was today sentenced to four years detention in a young offenders’ institution following a review of the sentence by the Court of Appeal.

The Crown Prosecution Service referred the case to the Attorney General as a potential unduly lenient sentence following the sentencing hearing on 4 January this year.

The Court quashed the original sentence of 12 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months.

Commenting on the outcome of todays hearing, Sharon Davies, the victim's wife said "Im overjoyed that justice has finally been done. I'm so grateful to the police and CPS for everything theyve done."

Phillips had been convicted by the jury at Bristol Crown court on 3 December 2010 on a single count of GBH with intent.

The offender is ordered to surrender to Weston-super-Mare police station by 4pm today. The sentence will take effect as soon as he surrenders.