A2 - Law - Section 20 of OAPA 1861 - GBH

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Wounding
Both layers of the skin are broken, usually causing blood loss.
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Grievous bodily harm
Injury that causes serious harm, or more than one minor injury that together cause serious harm.
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DPP v Smith (1961)
Grievous bodily harm means no more and no less than 'really serious harm'.
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Burstow; Ireland (1997)
s20 offence can be committed without an assault or battery involving either direct or indirect force, and 'inflict' should have the same meaning as 'cause'
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Bollom (2004)
Injuries caused a child or elderly people will be more serious than the same injuries caused to a strong, healthy adult.
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Brown and Stratton (1998)
Several minor injuries can amount to grievous bodily harm.
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Dica (2004)
Recklessly transmitting a disease to an unknowing victim was ruled to be inflicting grievous bodily harm.
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Maliciously
For the purposes of s20 this means intending the harm or being reckless as to whether such harm might occur (Cunningham (1957)).
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Mowatt (1976)
Established that the defendant will be liable under s20 provided that he intended or foresaw 'some physical harm to some person, albeit of a minor character'.
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