Court of Appeal increases sentence of Stephanie Hill for wounding with intent David Baker

27/10/2011

The Court of Appeal has today decided that Stephanie Hill's sentence should be increased and therefore she should serve a seven year sentence.

John Montague, Head of Operations Unit in Wessex said: "We are gratified that the Court of Appeal has decided to increase Stephanie Hills sentence by three years, giving her a total sentence of seven years with an extended licence period of three years for the wounding with intent of David Baker who she attacked in June 2010 in Southampton.

"Wessex Crown Prosecution Service decided to refer the four year sentence handed to Stephanie Hill to the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme.  He in turn asked the Court of Appeal to consider whether the sentence was unduly lenient.  Mr Baker was in a coma for two weeks and as a result of the attack sustained life changing injuries.

"The  Court of Appeal  today was satisfied that the sentence should be increased and therefore Stephanie Hill should serve a seven year sentence.

"Our thoughts go to Mr Baker and his family and we hope that this sentence will now bring them comfort."