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Non-Fatal Offences
Common Assault (this is a common law offence, however it is recognised by s39 of the criminal justice act
1988) ­ There are two types of common assault:

Assault ­ Intentionally or recklessly causing another person to fear immediate unlawful personal violence.
No physical Contact

Actus Reus ­…

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ABH ­ any minor injury including psychological injury e.g. ­ bruising , scratches psychiatric injuries ( Chan

Roberts (girl jumps from car)

Savage ­The fact that d intended to throw the beer over the women was sufficient mens rea (battery)

S47 OAPA - AOABH imprisonment for 5 years.



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