R v Nourrice (CO06/2017)  SCSC 296 (23 March 2018);
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Criminal Side: 06/2017
 SCSC 296
Heard: 23 March 2018
Counsel: Mr. Khalyaan Karunakaran, for the Republic
Mr. Anthony Juliette Attorney at Law for accused
Delivered: 23 March 2018
 I have considered the submissions made by learned counsel in respect of mitigation. I have found the accused guilty of the lesser offence of unlawful wounding. I find that he is a pensioner and a first offender. I also note the fact that there were no fractures or serious grievous harm caused as a result of the injury. I also note that the victim left hospital one day after treatment and did not have to undergo any further operations. I also note the fact that there has been trouble of this nature for a period of time between the two which seems to have escalated.
 Having considered all these facts before Court in mitigation, I am of the view that a suitable deterrent punishment in the form of a suspended sentence should be imposed on the convict, in order to prevent him repeating the same offence.
 I therefore proceed to sentence him to a term of 6 months imprisonment which I suspend for a period of two (2) years and also a fine of SR.5000/- of which, a sum of SR.3000/- to be paid to the victim as compensation in terms of Section 151 (1) (b) of the Criminal Procedure Code. Default of payment of the fine will result in 6 months imprisonment. A period of three (3) months is given in order to pay the fine.
 Right of appeal explained.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 23 March 2018
Judge of the Supreme Court