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Actus Reus
· Assault or battery causing ABH.
· Miller (1954) defines ABH as any hurt or injury calculated to
interfere with the health or comfort of the V and it can include
psychiatric injury (Chan-Fook 1994).…read more

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Smith (2006)
· ABH includes cutting a person's hair.…read more

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· Loss of consciousness can be ABH.
· D fell to the ground and kicked by V.…read more

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Mens rea
· Intention or recklessness.
· It was said in Savage that MR for common assault is enough
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Parmenter (1991)
· D can not be liable under s20 as he had not foreseen the risk
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