Law - Non Fatals - Battery

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1. What happened in Martin 1881?

  • Officer took hold of her arm to prevent her from leaving. She became abusive and stratched the officers arm. Not guilty. Officer did battery, she used self defence
  • D put an iron bar across the exit of a theatre and shouted fire.
  • Slightest touch without the V's permission will suffice for a battery
  • D punched a woman in the face causing her baby to fall out of her arms. Wouldn't have dropped the baby if he didn't punch her.
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2. What happened in Haystead 2000?

  • Officer took hold of her arm to prevent her from leaving. She became abusive and stratched the officers arm. Not guilty. Officer did battery, she used self defence
  • Didn't tell the officer that he had needles in his pocket, she was injured by one.
  • D punched a woman in the face causing her baby to fall out of her arms. Wouldn't have dropped the baby if he didn't punch her.
  • Slightest touch without the V's permission will suffice for a battery

3. What happened in Latimer?

  • Slightest touch without the V's permission will suffice for a battery
  • D intentionally went to hit A with his belt, but the belt rebounded and accidently hit B
  • Didn't tell the officer that he had needles in his pocket, she was injured by one.
  • Officer took hold of her arm to prevent her from leaving. She became abusive and stratched the officers arm. Not guilty. Officer did battery, she used self defence

4. AR of Battery

  • Assault/battery causes some harm
  • D applies unlawful physical force to another
  • D causes the V to apprehend immediate unlawful violence
  • D unlawfully or maliciously wounds or causes GBH

5. What happened in Colins v Wilcock 1984?

  • Officer took hold of her arm to prevent her from leaving. She became abusive and stratched the officers arm. Not guilty. Officer did battery, she used self defence
  • D put an iron bar across an exit and shouted fire
  • Normal jostling of everyday life caused a battery
  • Slightest touch without the V's permission will suffice for a battery

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