Sentence increased for teenager

Judge says sentence given to Gloucester teenager unduly lenient.

A Gloucester teenager, who killed a man with a single punch in an unprovoked attack, has had his sentence more than doubled.

Darryl Church was 17 when he attacked William McNaught (pictured) in the City last May.

The 24 year old died after the blow twisted his neck, rupturing a vital artery and severing the flow of blood to his brain.

Church, of Curlew Road in Abbeydale, was sent to a young offenders' institution for 20 months in November, after admitting manslaughter.

But the case was sent to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General, who felt the sentence was unduly lenient.

Today a judge agreed and increased the sentence to three-and-a-half years.

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