Grievous Bodily Harm

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  • Grievous Bodily Harm
    • s.18
      • whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously wound or cause any grievous bodily harm to any person with the intent to do some grievous bodily harm to any person, or with the intent to prevent or resist the lawful apprehension or detainer of any person shall be liable to imprisonment for life
    • s.20
      • whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously wound or inflict any grievous bodily harm to any person shall be guilty of an offence and should be liable to imprisonment for not more than 5 years
    • Wound
      • A break in both layers of the skin
        • 'Continuity of the skin'
          • JCC v Eisenhower
    • GBH
      • GBH is serious harm
        • Saunders
        • GBH can be multiple ABH if it amounts to serious harm
          • Brown and Stratton
        • V being young or elderly can make it more serious
          • R v Bollom
      • GBH can be psychiatric provided it is serious enough
        • Burstow
      • No longer needs to be an underlying assault or battery
        • Wilson
        • Allowed for development of biological transmission GBH
          • R v Dica; R v Golding
    • Mens Rea
      • s.18
        • Mowatt- foresee some harm might occur
      • s.20
        • Nedrick- only intention will suffice

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