Non fatal offences against the person case cards

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Smith v Chief Constable of Woking
Fear of Violence. D entered a private garden at night and looked through the Victims bedroom window. She was terrified - enough for assault
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Ireland
Words as an assault. D made several silent phone calls to 3 women. They feared that the purpose of the call was to find out if they were at home and feared that he was to come into the house.
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Collins V Wilcock
Police officers called a prostitute to be questioned in the police car, she walked off. One officer followed her to discover her identity and grabbed her by the arm, she scratched the officer. Court held that the officer had committed a battery.
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Fagan V Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Fagan told by the police to park by a kerb. In doing so he ran over one of the policeman's foot without realising. When it was pointed out and asked him to remove it, he didn't for a long time. Held he knew the car was on his foot had means rea
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DPP V K
Actus Reus of battery. D hid acid in a hot air hand drier in a cloakroom. Although he did not intend it, the next person who used the drier was sprayed with acid.
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DPP V Majewski
D was drunk and high when he attached people in a pub including a police officer. The Law Lords stated that the state he was in was a reckless course of conduct and recklessness is enough to constitute the mens rea in assault cases.
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Roberts
Girl jumped from a car in order to escape from sexual advances. Car travelling at 20-40 mph. Injured and D (car driver) was held liable. As he caused her to act in a foreseeable way.
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Savage
Woman in a pub threw beer over another woman. In doing so the glass slipped and cut the victims hand. Did not intend to hurt her. Guilty of s47 - the fact she intended to throw the beer over the other woman sufficient mens rea.
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JCC V Eisenhower
Victim hit in the eye by a shotgun pellet. Did not penetrate the eye but did cause severe bleeding under the surface. No cut - Not a wound.
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Bollom
D caused several severe bruises to a 17 month old baby. Held the victims age was relevant in deciding whether an injury amounted to GBH.
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Cunningham
Explanation of Recklessness. D tore a gas metre from the wall of a house in order to steal the money in it. Gas seeped next door and the neighbour was affected by it. Charged with a s23. Recklessness.
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Parmenter
D injured his 3 month old baby when he threw him in the air and caught him. Said he had often done this with older children - did not realise the risk of injury. Guilty of s47 ABH.
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Taylor
V had scratches on his face and a stab wound, couldn't see the depth of the wound in photos. did D intend GBH OR wound? prosecution had to prove this, Convicted of s18, appealed as intention to wound was not sufficient for s18.
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Morrison
police seized D and told him he was under arrest. D dived through a window, dragging the officer, her face was cut. CofA held the prosecution must prove that D either intended injury or realised the risk and took the risk.
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Ireland

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Words as an assault. D made several silent phone calls to 3 women. They feared that the purpose of the call was to find out if they were at home and feared that he was to come into the house.

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Collins V Wilcock

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Fagan V Metropolitan Police Commissioner

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DPP V K

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