Law - Non Fatals - Battery

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1. What happened in Martin 1881?

  • D put an iron bar across the exit of a theatre and shouted fire.
  • 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
  • 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
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2. What happened in Haystead 2000?

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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.

4. What happened in Cole v Turner?

  • 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
  • Normal jostling of everyday life caused a battery
  • Slightest touch without the V's permission will suffice for a battery
  • D put an iron bar across an exit and shouted fire

5. MR of battery was confirmed in

  • Colins v Wilcock
  • Latimer
  • Venna
  • Thomas

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