Law Unit 2 Crime Offences Cases

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R v Wilson
Assault: Shouted 'get the knives out'. Words were enough to be assault.
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Smith v Chief Constable of Woking
Assault: D peered through woman's bedroom window, she thought she was in immediate danger. Guilty of assault.
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R v Ireland
Assault: D phoned 3 women with silent phone calls over 3 months. Silence can amount to assault, and assault can amount to ABH.
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R v Constanza
Assault: D sent 800 threatening letters and would follow woman home. She suffered depression as a result. The woman felt in immediate danger, and had psychiatric harm which can amount to ABH.
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R v Burstow
Assault: D sent silent phone calls, sent hate mail and took photos of his ex. Psychiatric harm could amount to bodily harm, and it was so serious as to amount to s.20.
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Logdon v DPP
Assault: Man pointed an imitation gun at a woman, she was terrifed. It didn't matter that it wasn't real, as she still apprehended harm.
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R v Thomas
Battery: Caretaker touched the hem of 12 yr old's skirt. This was not inherently indecent, so he was found not guilty.
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R v Martin
Battery: Indirect - Placed metal bar over doors of theatre, then called out fire. Several people were injured. Didn't need to be face to face battery.
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Fagan v MPC
Battery: Indirect through wheel of car - D drove onto policeman's foot and when he realised he refused to move it.
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Haystead v DPP;
Battery: Indirect - Punched woman in face, causing her to drop her baby.
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R v Roberts
ABH: Woman jumped out of a car in fear of sexual assault. Suffered cuts and bruises. D only has to have mens rea of assault.
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R v Chan Fook
ABH: Student was locked up and threatened with later violence. This couldn't amount to ABH, as fear and panic are just emotions and are too trivial.
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DPP v Smith 2006
ABH: D cut a woman's ponytail off. Cutting hair without consent is ABH as hair is part of the body, harm can just mean damage.
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R v Savage
ABH: D tried to throw pint of beer over a woman, but instead cut the woman's wrist. Found guilty as she only needed to have mens rea of battery. Not GBH
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JCC v Eisenhower
GBH: D shot an air pellet into victims eye, which caused fluid to fill it up. However, not wounding as it didn't pierce the skin.
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R v Parmenter
GBH: D's rough handling of a baby caused injuries to its bone structures on arms and legs. He didn't realise the harm, so was substituted with ABH.
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DPP v Smith 1961
GBH: Policeman tried to stop D by jumping on bonnet of car, who zigzagged and threw policeman into oncoming traffic and killed. He had intent to cause GBH.
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R v Dica
GBH: D found out he had HIV and went onto have sex with two women. It was really serious harm, and the D did have the mens rea, so he was found guilty.
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R v Bollom
GBH: D had inflicted injuries onto 17 month old baby. Conviction was ABH as it couldn't be proven injuries were from that one assault.
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R v Belfon
GBH: D stabbed a man numerous times in the face and neck. Conviction was s.20 because clearly there was intent for some harm, but it wasn't specifc intent - so not s.18.
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R v Brown and Stratton
GBH: D's beat up person so bad that they lost 3 teeth, had lacerations to the eye, and concussion. Injuries amounted to really serious harm, so got s.20.
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Assault: D peered through woman's bedroom window, she thought she was in immediate danger. Guilty of assault.

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Smith v Chief Constable of Woking

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Assault: D phoned 3 women with silent phone calls over 3 months. Silence can amount to assault, and assault can amount to ABH.

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Assault: D sent 800 threatening letters and would follow woman home. She suffered depression as a result. The woman felt in immediate danger, and had psychiatric harm which can amount to ABH.

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Assault: D sent silent phone calls, sent hate mail and took photos of his ex. Psychiatric harm could amount to bodily harm, and it was so serious as to amount to s.20.

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