Non-fatal Offences.

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1. What was said in Tuberville v Savage?

  • Doing nothing is sufficient for an assault.
  • Occasioning mean causation
  • Words can negate an assault.
  • Words alone are sufficient for an assault
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2. What was said in Smith v CSWPS?

  • Includes momentary loss of consciousness.
  • Lots of smaller injuries taken together as a whole can be GBH.
  • Immediate does not mean instantaneous.
  • Doing nothing is sufficient for an assault.

3. What is S20?

  • Unlawfully and maliciously causing GBH or wounding.
  • Intentionally or recklessly causing GBH or wounding.
  • Causing GBH/wounding with intent to cause GBH.
  • Assault or battery occasioning ABH.

4. What was said in Savage;Parmenter?

  • There must be intention as to some harm.
  • The mens rea for S47 is intentionally or recklessly causing GBH.
  • There is no additional mens rea
  • There must be an assault or batter for S47.

5. What was said in Ireland?

  • Immediate does not mean instantaneous.
  • Words can negate an assault.
  • Actions alone are sufficient for assault.
  • Assault can be indirect

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