A2 - Law - Battery

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Battery
Intentionally or recklessly applying unlawful physical force on another.
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Collins v Willcock (1984)
Followed earlier cases to rule that the slightest touch (holding an arm, in this case) can amount to a battery.
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DPP v K (1990)
Confirmed that a battery can be committed by an indirect act.
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Haystead v Chief Constable of Derbyshire (2000)
Developed the rule that an indirect act can be a battery by finding that a woman who had dropped her baby after being punched had been used as an 'instrument' to commit the battery.
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Card 2

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Followed earlier cases to rule that the slightest touch (holding an arm, in this case) can amount to a battery.

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Collins v Willcock (1984)

Card 3

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Confirmed that a battery can be committed by an indirect act.

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Card 4

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Developed the rule that an indirect act can be a battery by finding that a woman who had dropped her baby after being punched had been used as an 'instrument' to commit the battery.

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Card 5

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