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Sentence increased for man who violently attacked and threatened to kill teenage girl

Jamie Powell has sentenced increased after the Solicitor General referred his case to the Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal

A man who was convicted of assault by beating, criminal damage, possession of a bladed article and making threats to kill has today had his sentence increased after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred his case to the Court of Appeal.

In August 2018, Jamie Powell, then aged 18 violently attacked the victim at his home while she tried to retrieve her belongings. In September 2018, he visited her family home armed with a kitchen knife and repeatedly threatened to kill her while smashing property and brandishing the knife.

On 20 November 2018 at Truro Crown Court, Powell was sentenced to 12 months detention.

Today, the Court of Appeal has increased his sentence to 30 months in detention.

Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said:

Jamie Powell caused his victim physical harm and made threats to her life, terrorising both her and her family. I am pleased that the victim was able to use this process to seek a review of Powell’s sentence, and I hope that she finds some comfort from the result today.

Published 29 January 2019
Last updated 29 January 2019 + show all updates
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