Battery

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Collins v Wilcock (1984)
Battery involves intentionally or recklessly inflicting unlawful force on a person without consent
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Cole v Turner (1705)
Force merely requires ‘the least touching of another’, and there need be no harm
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Nelson (2013)
there must be actual application of physical force
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Faulkner v Talbot (1981)
it was thought that the battery need not be hostile, or rude, or aggressive
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Brown (1994)
it is now thought that hostility is required for battery
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Collins v Wilcock (1984)
there is an implied consent to most of the physical contacts of everyday life, e.g. bumping into someone
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Thomas (1985)
Ackner J: ‘if you touch a person’s clothes whilst he is wearing them, that is equivalent to touching him’
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DPP V K (A Minor) (1990)
Battery can be committed through a medium (no bodily contact required) such as leaving acid in hand drier in toilets
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Haystead (2000)
The contact does not have to be directly on V, but can be through a medium, e.g. a person holding V
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Force merely requires ‘the least touching of another’, and there need be no harm

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Cole v Turner (1705)

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there must be actual application of physical force

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it was thought that the battery need not be hostile, or rude, or aggressive

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it is now thought that hostility is required for battery

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