Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Assault (Mohan , Wilson - Shouted…
Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person
- Shouted "get out the knives", which amounted to assault.
Read v Coker
- Threatened to break V's neck if he did not leave the premises. (Conditional threat).
- Shot his friend. Not assault as did not believe it was loaded.
- Made a number of silent telephone calls, which amounted to assault.
- Letter with bomb threat stating V would be killed.
Smith v Woking
- Peered through window of neighbour and continued to look once she began phoning the police.
- Made a number of silent telephone calls after a woman broke up with him.
Logdon v DPP
- Pointed a gun at a women, but it was fake.
Turberville v Savage
- Said “if it was not Assize-time, I would not take such language from you” after picking up sword. Proves words can cancel out actions.
- Pulls knife on wife and said "if policeman was not there I would split your head open" - they lived together.
- Sent over 800 threatening letters to ex-husband.
Haystead v DPP
- Man pushes woman who drops her baby.
- Caretaker had touched and grabbed a students skirt.
DPP v Bermundez
- Woman denied having any needles during stop and search - she did and he cut himself during searching. (Dangerous situation).
Fagan v Met Police
- Drove over policeman foot and stopped - he told him to move but he didn't.
Collins v Willcock
- Policewoman took hold of woman arm to prevent her from walking off (battery), the woman then scratched her. Self-defence worked as policewoman committed battery.
- D was driving his car and responded to a police officer's signal to stop. D slowed down but then accelerated towards the PC. The PC moved out of the way, D drove off. Liable for attempt to cause bodily harm.
- Tore gas meter from wall, which caused gas to escape and poisoned woman inside.
- D threw a glass of beer over victim. Glass slipped and victim was cut across the face. D did not intend injury, but CoA ruled no additional MR was required
- An exchange student was wrongly accused of stealing his roommate's engagement ring. He hit the student several times and locked him in a bedroom. Student then tried to escape by climbing out window, but fell and dislocated his pelvis and fracture wrist.
- V jumps out of D's moving car due to sexual advancements. D not liable of ABH as V's actions were not foreseeable. (Fright and Flight).
T v DPP
- Chased and beat V. V lost consciousness for short period of time.
DPP v Smith
- Held ex-girlfriend down and cut of her ponytail
- Made a number of silent telephone calls, which resulted in psychiatric injury.
- Sent over 800 threatening letters to ex-husband. Resulted in psychiatric injury.
DPP v K
- Chemistry student took test tube of acid into toilet and poured it into hand dryer. V was permanently scarred
- D was driving his car and responded to a police officer's signal to stop. D slowed down but then accelerated towards the PC. The PC moved out of the way, D drove off.
- D tore gas meter off the wall, which spread gas to women above and poisoned her.
- see ABH
DPP v A
- A and S started a game in which they agreed to shoot at each other below the knee with air pistols. Both boys were wearing cricket pads for protection. A had suggested wearing crash-helmets, but none could be found. A fired a shot which hit S in the eye.
- Poured letters covered in paraffin oil through letterbox and set alight. A child died.
- Attempt to resist arrest. Pushed police officer, who was seriously injured in the fall.
- D threw 3 month old baby on hard surface. Liable for murder.
- X snatched £5 from V and ran off; X was unable to catch him so turned to D and demanded to know where X was. D felt threatened and punched him violently in the face. Convicted of wounding under s.18.
GBH or Wounding
JCC v Eisenhower
- Boy shot in eye with airgun.
DPP v Smith
- Policeman tried to stop D from driving off, so jumped on his bonnet. D drove off in zig-zag motion, whereby policeman fell off and was killed by oncoming car.
- D wanted to kill his wife so gave her a poisoned apple. She gave it to her daughter who died.
- Told his dog to "kill that man" (who was a policeman).
- Bruising on partner's 17 month old daughter.
- see ABH
- see assault
- HIV positive and has unprotected sex with 2 women without informing them.
- HIV positive and has unprotected sex with 3 women without informing them.
- HIV positive and had sex with 10 men, sending them mocking messages afterwards.
- Placed iron bar across exit to a theatre and several people were injured.