Definition of ABH

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Actual Bodily Harm

In Donovan 1934 the Court of Criminal Appeal said that actual bodily harm in s.47 bore its ordinary meaning. It included:

any hurt of injury that interfered with the health or comfort of v. This hurt or injury did not need to be permanent though it had to be "more than merely transient or trifling". yes, this definition is broad and it is up for interpretation on individual cases.

Even minor bruises and abrasions have been known to fall within…


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