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Asher Maslin given permission to appeal sentence


Murderer Asher Maslin from Cheltenham has been granted permission to appeal his sentence after he stabbed ex-girlfriend Hollie Gazzard to death.

The 22-year-old, from Benhall Gardens, was handed a life sentence with a minimum of 24 years behind bars after he admitted murdering the 20-year-old hairdresser from Churchdown at work in a Gloucester salon.

The Court of Appeal confirmed on Monday morning that Maslin had been granted permission to appeal that minimum tariff given to him by Mr Justice Teare.

A date is yet to be set for Maslin’s case to be heard in front of three judges at the London court to see if his sentence will be reduced.

In July, Gloucester Crown Court heard jealous Maslin stabbed Hollie 14 times as she worked in Fringe Benefits and La Bella Beauty salon in Southgate Street on February 18.

Murder attracts an automatic life sentence and a judge decides how long the offender must spend behind bars before they are able to be considered for parole.

Mr Teare told Maslin when he jailed him it was a “merciless killing” of his former girlfriend who had ended it just four days earlier.