Penzance rapist to face 'unduly lenient' sentence court hearing today

Falmouth Packet: Penzance rapist to face 'unduly lenient' sentence court hearing today Penzance rapist to face 'unduly lenient' sentence court hearing today

A hearing to decide whether a nine and a half year jail sentance handed to a Penzance rapist was "unduly lenient", is set to be heard in the Court of Appeal today.

Lee Hosking was jailed following a horrific attack on a woman in the town in 2008.

In 2008 the victim was enjoying an evening out in Penzance with friends. At about 4am she stood by her car to eat some food when she was grabbed from behind by Lee Hosking.

Her hair was pulled and her mouth covered making it difficult to breathe. She was attacked and subjected to multiple and brutal rapes. She was caused immense pain and feared for her life.

She was thrown to the floor and Hosking stamped on her hand, she was left traumatised and had multiple cuts, bruises, swellings and abrasions all over her body, she still bears scars today.

The case went cold and Hosking was only arrested some years later as a result of diligent police work and DNA analysis.

He was sentenced on January 27, 2014 in the Crown Court at Truro by His Honour Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC to imprisonment for nine and a half years.

That sentence is to be reviewed under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme on Friday 14 March.

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