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Regina v Elrington: 9 Nov 1861

The appellant’s co-accused had been summarily tried and acquitted of common assault. The accused was subsequently indicted on the same facts for assault causing grievous bodily harm and assault causing actual bodily harm. The accused demurred. Held: The demurrer was upheld, and the case could not proceed. By virtue of sections 28 and 29 of … Continue reading Regina v Elrington: 9 Nov 1861

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Dillion, Regina v: CACD 11 Apr 2019

Appeal from conviction of acting in breach of a restraining order, contrary to section 5(5) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (count 1) and making threats to kill, contrary to section 16 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (count . .

Regina v Lee: CACD 29 Sep 2000

‘whether on a charge, under s38 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, of assault with intent to resist lawful apprehension for failing a roadside breathalyser test, it is a defence that the defendant honestly believed that he had not failed . .

Hubert, Regina (on The Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions and Another: Admn 18 Dec 2015

The claimant sought judicial review of a decision of the DPP to intervene in and abandon her private prosecution of two doctors involved n what she said was a decision to carry out abortions which decsions were affected by the sex of the foetus. At the instigation of a newspapers, two women had attended clinics … Continue reading Hubert, Regina (on The Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions and Another: Admn 18 Dec 2015

Kallon v First Tier Tribunal (Sec) (Criminal Injuries): CA 15 Jul 2015

Oral renewal of an application for permission to appeal who claimed that he had been injured in a crime of violence, namely an assault occasioning actual bodily harm, contrary to section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. Longmore LJ [2015] EWCA Civ 1099 Bailii England and Wales Personal Injury Updated: 07 January … Continue reading Kallon v First Tier Tribunal (Sec) (Criminal Injuries): CA 15 Jul 2015

CA (A Minor) v Public Prosecution Service: QBNI 9 Sep 2013

The applicant was aged 17 and is the subject of an allegation of having inflicted grievous bodily harm contrary to Section 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861. She now challenged the Public Prosecution Service conclusion that the allegation is not suitable for diversionary disposal as an alternative to prosecution as provided for … Continue reading CA (A Minor) v Public Prosecution Service: QBNI 9 Sep 2013

Lundy, Regina v: CACD 4 Nov 2021

Lord Justice Popplewell, Mr Justice Spencer, His Honour Judge Kearl QC Recorder of Leeds [2021] EWCA Crim 1922 Bailii Offences Against the Person Act 1861 18, Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 1 England and Wales Criminal Sentencing Updated: 25 December 2021; Ref: scu.670486

CA v Public Prosecution Service (No 2): QBNI 2 Apr 2014

The applicant is the subject of an allegation of having inflicted grievous bodily harm contrary to section 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 (‘OAPA’). The allegations relate to an incident that occurred in 2012 when she was 16. During the course of 2013 she challenged a Public Prosecution Service (‘PPS’) conclusion that … Continue reading CA v Public Prosecution Service (No 2): QBNI 2 Apr 2014

Golding, Regina v: CACD 8 May 2014

The defendant appealed against his conviction on a guilty plea, of inflicting grievous bodily harm under section 20. He suffered genital herpes, but had unprotected sex and acknowledged acting recklessly. He said that the prosecution had failed to follow CPS guidelines, that his solicitor had failed to challenge that failure, and that the infection did … Continue reading Golding, Regina v: CACD 8 May 2014

Regina (Smeaton) v Secretary of State for Health and Others: Admn 18 Apr 2002

The claimant challenged the Order as regards the prescription of the morning-after pill, asserting that the pill would cause miscarriages, and that therefore the use would be an offence under the 1861 Act. Held: ‘SPUC’s case is that any interference with a fertilised egg, if it leads to the loss of the egg, involves the … Continue reading Regina (Smeaton) v Secretary of State for Health and Others: Admn 18 Apr 2002

Shirley, Regina v: CACD 8 Nov 2013

The defendant had been convicted of several very serious sexual and physical assaults and rapes. He appealed against his conviction, saying that the judge had not fairly represented his defence to the jury. He said that the complainant had been raped, before and had suffered mental health issues, and that her evidence was inconsistent. [2013] … Continue reading Shirley, Regina v: CACD 8 Nov 2013

Press and Another v Regina: CACD 24 Oct 2013

Three defendants appealed against their convictions of assault. One defendant argued that the court did not direct the jury as to the effect of intoxication and/or post-traumatic stress disorder upon the issue of intent, and as to whether and to what extent expert evidence of the Thompson’s post-traumatic stress disorder was relevant to their consideration … Continue reading Press and Another v Regina: CACD 24 Oct 2013

Jones v First Tier Tribunal and Another: SC 17 Apr 2013

The claimant had been injured when a lorry driver swerved to avoid hitting a man who stood in his path. He said that the deceased’s act of suicide amounted to an offence of violence under the 1861 Act so as to bring his own claim within the 2001 Scheme. Held: The appeal was allowed, restoring … Continue reading Jones v First Tier Tribunal and Another: SC 17 Apr 2013

Regina v Barnes: CACD 21 Dec 2004

The defendant appealed against a conviction for inflicting grievous bodily harm, after causing a serious leg injury in a football match when tackling another player. Held: There was surprisingly little authority on when it was appropriate to commence proceedings after an assault during a sporting event. The starting point must be to recognise that sports … Continue reading Regina v Barnes: CACD 21 Dec 2004

Regina v Savage; Director of Public Prosecutions v Parmenter: HL 7 Nov 1991

The first defendant had been convicted of wounding. She had intended to throw beer over her victim, but her glass slipped from her hand, and cut the victim. The second defendant threw his three year old child in the air and caught him, not realising any risk of injury, but was convicted of inflicting grievous … Continue reading Regina v Savage; Director of Public Prosecutions v Parmenter: HL 7 Nov 1991

Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom v Department of Health and Social Security: HL 2 Jan 1981

The court was asked whether nurses could properly involve themselves in a pregnancy termination procedure not known when the Act was passed, and in particular, whether a pregnancy was ‘terminated by a medical practitioner’, when it was carried out by nurses acting on the instructions of such a practitioner. Held: The phrase ‘treatment for the … Continue reading Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom v Department of Health and Social Security: HL 2 Jan 1981

Regina v Brown (Anthony); Regina v Lucas; etc: HL 11 Mar 1993

The appellants had been convicted of assault, after having engaged in consensual acts of sado-masochism in which they inflicted varying degreees of physical self harm. They had pleaded guilty after a ruling that the prosecution had not needed to prove the absence of consent. They said it was their human right to give consent to … Continue reading Regina v Brown (Anthony); Regina v Lucas; etc: HL 11 Mar 1993

Regina v Abu Hamza: CACD 28 Nov 2006

The defendant had faced trial on terrorist charges. He claimed that delay and the very substantial adverse publicity had made his fair trial impossible, and that it was not an offence for a foreign national to solicit murders to be carried out abroad. Held: The appeal failed. Murder is singled out as an offence even … Continue reading Regina v Abu Hamza: CACD 28 Nov 2006

Open Door and Dublin Well Woman v Ireland: ECHR 29 Oct 1992

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Lack of jurisdiction (Art. 8); Preliminary objection rejected (victim); Preliminary objection rejected (six month period); Preliminary objection rejected (non-exhaustion); Preliminary objection rejected (out of time); Violation of Art. 10; Not necessary to examine Art. 14+8; Pecuniary damage – financial award; Costs and expenses partial award – domestic proceedings; Costs … Continue reading Open Door and Dublin Well Woman v Ireland: ECHR 29 Oct 1992

Regina v Burstow, Regina v Ireland: HL 24 Jul 1997

The defendant was accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he had made silent phone calls which were taken as threatening. Held: An assault might consist of the making of a silent telephone call in circumstances where it causes fear of immediate and unlawful violence. The court asked how is it to be determined … Continue reading Regina v Burstow, Regina v Ireland: HL 24 Jul 1997

Docherty, Regina v: CACD 18 Jun 2014

The defendant appealed against his sentence to a term of imprisonment for public protection on his admission of wounding with intent. The sentencing system applied was replaced on the day following sentencing, and he said that the court should have applied the principle of lex mitior. Held: The appeal failed: ‘there was no fault in … Continue reading Docherty, Regina v: CACD 18 Jun 2014

Firth v Epping Magistrates Court: Admn 3 Feb 2011

The defendant had faced a charge of assault in the Magistrates Court and had pleaded not guilty. She had indicated in the ‘trial issues’ form through her lawyer that her defence was self defence. The prosecutor then indicated that the charge was to be upgraded to Actual Bodily Harm. At committal the defendant wanted to … Continue reading Firth v Epping Magistrates Court: Admn 3 Feb 2011

Regina v Taylor: 1869

It was ‘contrary to common sense’ to describe the infliction of a sexually transmitted disease as an assault. A prisoner could upon an indictment under the section be convicted of a common assault, because each offence (‘wounding’ and ‘infliucting . .

Regina v Lee: CACD 19 Oct 2000

It was not a requirement on a charge of assault with intent to resist arrest, to establish that the defendant’s believed that the arrest was unlawful. The mens rea required to be established was that the defendant knew he was being arrested. A . .

Rex v Bourne: 1939

An eminent surgeon openly in a public hospital operated to terminate the pregnancy of a 14 year old girl who had become pregnant in consequence of a violent rape.
Held: The court suggested when summing up that there might be a duty in certain . .

Regina v Roberts: 1971

The complainant travelled in the appellant’s car. As he was driving, he had assaulted her in the car but not so as to cause her actual bodily harm. However, as his assault continued, she opened the car door and jumped out. This caused her to sustain . .

Regina v Jura: CCA 1954

The defendant was charged with possession of an offensive weapon in public. He was holding an air rifle at a shooting gallery when, on a sudden provocation, he shot and wounded a woman.
Held: he had a reasonable excuse for ‘carrying’ the rifle . .

Fook, Regina v: CACD 22 Oct 1993

The defendant appealed his conviction for assault. He had suspected a lodger of theft, and was accused of having assaulted him while interrogating him about it. He locked the complainant in his room, but he then fell whilst escaping through a first . .

Regina v Latimer: 1886

Two men quarrelled in a public house. One struck at the other with his belt. The glancing blow bounced off and struck the prosecutrix, wounding her severely. He was prosecuted for having unlawfully and maliciously wounded her, contrary to section 20 . .