Law - Non Fatals - Battery

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1. 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
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2. What happened in DPP v Santana

  • 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
  • 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 does 'Force' mean?

  • Does not have to mean force, a touch would suffice.
  • It is inflicted immediately

4. 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.

5. What happened in Colins v Wilcock 1984?

  • 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
  • Normal jostling of everyday life caused a battery
  • D put an iron bar across an exit and shouted fire

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