Lyons verdict a wake-up call to address compensation laws
Published 04/08/2014 | 02:30
CAN a serious offender reduce his prison term by paying compensation to the victim?
This question has finally been addressed by the Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) in its important judgment this week in the high-profile Anthony Lyons case.
The CCA imposed a longer prison term, requiring that the offender serve two years, rather than six months, of the original six-year sentence.