Non fatal offences - GBH S.20 & S.18


Non fatal offences - GBH s.20

"Unlawfully and maliciously wound or inflict GBH on another" 

Wound - break or cut in the continuity of 7 layers in the skin - JCC Eisenhower
GBH = really serious harm - DPP V Smith 

MR - intention or recklessness to cause some harm. 

1 of 2

Non fatal offences - S.18

"Unlawfully and maliciously wounding or infilicting GBH on another person" 

Same AR

MR: Intention to cause GBH 

Intention to resist arrest but reckless as to whether GBH is caused - Morrison 

2 of 2


No comments have yet been made

Similar Law resources:

See all Law resources »See all Criminal law resources »