Non-fatal Offences.

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1. What was said in Smith v CSWPS?

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

  • T v DPP
  • Chan-Fool
  • Brown v Stratton
  • Bollom

3. What is GBH and what case defined it?

  • Lots of small injuries taken together as a whole - Brown v Stratton.
  • Any hurt that interfere with the comfort of V - Miller
  • Really serious harm - DPP v Smith
  • Serious harm - Collins v Wilcock

4. What is wounding and what case states this?

  • Any hurt or injury that interferes with the comfort of the V - Miller
  • A cut or break in the continuity of the whole skin - JCC v Eisenhower
  • Really serious harm - DPP v Smith
  • Momentary loss of consciousness - T v DPP

5. What was said in the case of Burstow?

  • Emphasis in on what the victim thought was going to happen.
  • Words can negate an assault.
  • Words alone are sufficient for an assault
  • Actions alone are sufficient for an assault

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