Killer’s sentence appeal

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A GRIEVING family has been left stunned by a decision to throw out their appeal against a killer’s sentence.

The Attorney General has ruled on the appeal over the 21-month prison term given to 25-year-old Mohammed Nazakat Alam who was convicted of killing Jack Carter with a single punch.

The family of Mr Carter, who was killed in Thornhill Lees in January, claim Alam, of Dewsbury Moor, could be free ‘before the first anniversary of Jack’s death’.

The Attorney General said the sentence was ‘within the guidelines’ for a one-punch manslaughter and not thought to be unduly lenient.

Mr Carter’s sister, Amanda Athey, said: “We are shocked. This is appalling. He could soon be walking the streets.”