A 53 year old man, Graham Gawley, has had his sentence increased to 4 years 8 months after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred the sentence to the Court of Appeal for reconsideration.
Graham Gawley went to the home of his ex’s new partner late one evening and repeatedly stabbed him with a kitchen knife, shouting “I’m going to kill you”. The victim suffered multiple cuts and slashes to his arms and body, but despite his injuries managed to push Gawley outside and with the help of a neighbour they restrained him.
Gawley pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court and was originally sentenced to 3 years in prison.
The Solicitor General said:
This was a sustained attack on the victim and he was very fortunate not have been caused more severe injury. I hope that the increased sentence brings him some comfort.