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Single Punch Killer's Sentence To Be Reviewed
A man who killed a stranger with a single punch has had his sentence referred to the Court of Appeal for being "unduly lenient".
Lewis Gill, 20, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail†for manslaughter after knocking Andrew Young to the ground in Bournemouth last November.
The sentence was widely criticised and Attorney General Dominic Grieve has now sent the case to the Court of Appeal.
CCTV images of the assault show Mr Young challenging a cyclist who was riding on the pavement.
Gill, an acquaintance of the cyclist, arrives at the scene and watches the discussion before lunging at the 40-year-old.
Gill then walks away, glancing back momentarily at his victim lying on the street.
The attack occurred outside Tesco Metro in Charminster Road, Bournemouth.
Mr Young sustained a serious head injury and died the next day at a hospital in Southampton.
Gill, of Sutton in Surrey, will have his case reviewed at the Court of Appeal in five to seven weeks.
The victim's family described his sentence as an "absolute joke".
Speaking after the sentence was passed in February, Mr Young's mother, Pamela, said her son had Asperger's syndrome, which affected his social skills.
"He was very precise and particular because of his Asperger's, and he wouldn't have liked seeing someone riding a bicycle on the pavement because it was dangerous," she told the Dorset Daily Echo.