Regina v Bingham: CACD 1991

B was convicted of shoplifting. He was diabetic and argued that at the time he was suffering hypoglycaemia and should have been allowed the defence of automatism.
Held: The appeal succeeded. The judge should have properly explored the distinction between hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia. Hypoglyceamia was not a condition of the disease but of failures in its management, and accordingly it could lead to a lack of mens rea and the associated defence.


[1991] Crim LR 433


England and Wales

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CitedGregory v Portsmouth City Council HL 10-Feb-2000
Disciplinary proceedings had been taken by the local authority against Mr Gregory, a council member, after allegations had been made that he had failed to declare conflicts of interest, and that he had used confidential information to secure a . .
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Updated: 25 October 2022; Ref: scu.428018