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Harlow man Billy Henderson has sentenced increased after violent attack

News / Fri 10th Oct 2014 am31 09:08am

A HARLOW man convicted of sexual assault has had his unduly lenient prison sentence doubled today after a hearing at the Court of Appeal.

Billy Henderson, 31, of Arkwrights, Harlow was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in prison in June this year for the serious and violent sexual assault of a woman. However, the sentence was considered to be unduly lenient by the Attorney General and was referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentencing (ULS) scheme.

That sentence was quashed and increased to 7 years.

Commenting on the hearing, Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP said:

“This was a brutal sexual assault that caused the victim extreme pain and resulted in a large loss of blood.

“I am pleased that the sentence has doubled to 7 years and now reflects the seriousness of the crime.”

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