PPS statement in relation to sentencing of Gavin Coyle

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The Director of Public Prosecutions has carefully considered details concerning the sentencing of Gavin Coyle at Belfast Crown Court on 6 October 2023 for offences connected with a car bomb attack which left a police officer seriously injured. He has decided that there is sufficient basis to refer the sentence imposed to the Court of Appeal as potentially unduly lenient. 

The necessary papers were drawn up and lodged with the court office last week before expiry of the 28 day time limit.

The Court of Appeal will list the matter for hearing in due course.


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