Slides in this set
· This refers to a cut or break to the skin
· Eisenhower (1983) shows that injury that does
not cause a cut is not a wound. In this case D
had suffered from an injury to the eye that
caused it to bleed under the surface.
· Wood (1830)- also shows that there must be a
cut to the skin. The victim's collar bone was
broken, but the skin was intact, therefore no
· DPP v Smith (1961)- held that `GBH' meant `really
· Saunders (1985) however held that the harm can
be `serious' but not necessarily `really serious'
· Bollom (2004)- severity of the injuries is assessed
on the victim's age and state of health
· Burstow (1997)- it was decided that psychiatric
injury such as depression an amount to GBH
· Dica (2004)- infecting someone with HIV is GBH…read more
This has a wide interpretation:
Lewis (1974)- the victim had been threatened
through a door and so escaped by jumping
through the window, breaking both of their
legs. It was held that such a threat was an
Burstow (1997)- it was decided that `inflict'
does not require a technical assault or battery…read more