Law - Non Fatals - Battery

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1. What happened in Haystead 2000?

  • 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
  • Didn't tell the officer that he had needles in his pocket, she was injured by one.
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2. 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

3. AR of Battery

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

4. What happened in Latimer?

  • D intentionally went to hit A with his belt, but the belt rebounded and accidently hit B
  • 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
  • Didn't tell the officer that he had needles in his pocket, she was injured by one.

5. What happened in DPP v Santana

  • 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 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.
  • Didn't tell the officer that he had needles in his pocket, she was injured by one.
  • Slightest touch without the V's permission will suffice for a battery

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