Battery Notes

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  • Created by: Reigh
  • Created on: 11-03-16 13:03


S39 of CJA 1988 states:

  • Summary Offence
  • 6 months imprisonment or fine
  • Common-law

Actus Reus

-AR of battery is application of unlawful forceon another

-ANY physical battery=battery

-No pain/harm needed

Battery can be in/direct: Direct= one person to another,  Indirect= using implement or vehicle.

  • Fagan V Metropol Police Commissioner(1969)- D drove onto foot of police officer and found guilty.
  • Haystead V DPP (2000)- D punched woman twice whilst she was holidng baby. She dropped baby


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