Regina v P; Regina v K; Regina v M: CACD 28 Feb 2006

The defendants had believed a child to be subject to possession by spirits and assaulted her, they said, to drive out the evil spirits.
Held: Such a delusion was not a defence. The incident was truly shocking, but not the absolute worst, and the sentence was reduced from the statutory maximum.


Dyson LJ


Times 17-Mar-2006


England and Wales


Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.240307