Man convicted of manslaughter of Sandiacre woman Amy Gough has sentence increased

Andrew Maling.
Andrew Maling.

A man convicted of killing a Sandiacre woman has had his unduly lenient sentence increased at the Court of Appeal.

Andrew Maling, 47, originally received a 10-year sentence in June at Nottingham for the manslaughter of his girlfriend Amy Gough but this has now been increased to 15 years.

Amy, 34, died in hospital several days after suffering injuries caused by Maling. The fatal injury was caused by blows to her abdomen which caused severe internal bleeding. Post-mortem examinations revealed that there were three litres of blood in Ms Gough’s abdomen.

After a long weekend of violent attacks on Ms Gough, shortly after 9.30pm on the evening of Sunday May 29 2015, Maling made a 999 call and asked for an ambulance. There were few vital signs when the paramedics arrived and the victim went into cardiac arrest on arrival at the hospital and passed away shortly after.

Maling had inflicted injuries on his girlfriend over a number of years, some serious, leading to Ms Gough needing to seek medical treatment on multiple occasions.

The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP referred Maling’s sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.

Speaking after today’s hearing, the Attorney General said: “I referred the original sentence as I felt that it did not properly reflect the severity of the case. This was a one of many violent attacks the offender inflicted on the deceased over a number of years, and this attack lasted several days.

“I hope this increased sentence gives some comfort to the Ms Gough’s family at this difficult time.”