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The Court of Appeal has significantly increased the prison sentence handed down to Joseph Williams of Kent who was found guilty of the attempted murder of his flatmate in September 2013. Williams is said to have viciously attacked his victim, Connor Huntley, with a hammer in a homophobic attack which left Mr Huntley with permanent and life-changing injuries.
In such circumstances where a civil action is unlikely to result in a recovery of damages for the victim, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), a Government Agency, can and should operate to compensate blameless victims such as Mr Huntley who are injured in such violent crimes.
Unfortunately, there are heavy restrictions on the amount of damages recoverable via the CICA, despite Mr Huntley’s injuries being such that his long term care will inevitably be extremely expensive.
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