Unprovoked attack where drunken offender slashed the victim’s face with a knife and stabbed him numerous times in the chest

Justice Tipping for the Court of Appeal said in Clotworthy [para no]

 ‘Restorative justice….must be balanced against other sentencing policies, particularly in this case those dealing with cases of serious violence. Which aspect should predominate will depend on an assessment of where the balance should lie in the individual case.’


Citation: R v Clotworthy [1998]15 CRNZ 651 CA.