Law - Non Fatals - GBH S.20

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1. What happened in Halliday 1889?

  • Frightened V that he jumped through a window and sustained serious injuries
  • His wife broke her legs in an effort to escape him
  • Bruising could amount to GBH. It would be less serious on an adult in full health than on a very young child.
  • V hit in the eye by an air gun bullet (GBH not wound), because the skin was not broken there was no wound.
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2. What happened in Lewis 1970?

  • His wife broke her legs in an effort to escape him
  • Grievous means 'serious'
  • V suffered a servere depressive illness. Also, involved a psychiatric condition cause by an assault over the phone
  • Frightened V that he jumped through a window and sustained serious injuries

3. What happened in Mowatt 1968?

  • Grievous means ' serious'
  • D does not have to intend or be reckless to serious harm just some harm
  • Grievous means 'really serious'
  • Bruising could amount to GBH. It would be less serious on an adult in full health than on a very young child.

4. What happened in Eisenhower 1984?

  • Bruising could amount to GBH. It would be less serious on an adult in full health than on a very young child.
  • Grievous means 'really serious'
  • V hit in the eye by an air gun bullet (GBH not wound), because the skin was not broken there was no wound.
  • Grievous means 'serious'

5. What was said in DPP v Smith 1964?

  • Grievous means 'really serious'
  • Grievous means 'serious'

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