Non fatal Offences

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1. Logdon

  • ABH includes loss of consciousness.
  • V apprehended immediate physical violence and D was reckless to this
  • Touching a persons clothes whilst they are still wearing them is equivalent to touching the person
  • any touching may be a battery unless part of a lawful arrest.
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2. Haystead

  • mens rea of battery defined as intentionally or recklessly applying force to another person.
  • V apprehended immediate physical violence and D was reckless to this
  • indirect force is enough for battery.
  • ABH includes loss of consciousness.

3. Collins V Wilcock

  • Touching a persons clothes whilst they are still wearing them is equivalent to touching the person
  • battery can be performed by an omission
  • any touching may be a battery unless part of a lawful arrest.
  • V apprehended immediate physical violence and D was reckless to this

4. Venna

  • mens rea of battery defined as intentionally or recklessly applying force to another person.
  • ABH includes loss of consciousness.
  • Touching a persons clothes whilst they are still wearing them is equivalent to touching the person
  • ABH includes psychiatric injury provided it is not trival, but does not cover emotions such as fear or panic.

5. T v DDP

  • ABH includes loss of consciousness.
  • ABH includes psychiatric injury provided it is not trival, but does not cover emotions such as fear or panic.
  • ABH can occur to all parts of the body including hair.

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