Case link: Assault – racial aggravation – Babbs [2007] EWCA Crim 2737

“Counsel on behalf of the appellant submitted at the end of the prosecution case that, even on the prosecution’s evidence, the count charged was not made out because the words used had not been spoken immediately before the incident of assault so as to justify the conclusion that the racially aggravated form of the offence had been committed.”

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Lecture presentation: Non fatal offences

This recorded lecture presentation deals with assault, battery and offences contrary to section 47, section 20 and section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act. Sexual offences and offences of poisoning are not included.

Topics covered include assault by words; assault by silence; conditional statements; the immediacy requirement; battery by omission; battery and psychiatric injury; bodily harm and wounding; assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to s 47 of the Offences Against the Person At 1861; the meaning of actual bodily harm; s 47 and psychiatric injury; malicious wounding / inflicting gbh contrary to s20 of the OAPA 1861; ‘wounding’; grievous bodily harm; may there be an infliction of gbh where no force is applied? ; wounding/ causing gbh with intent contrary to s 18 of the OAPA 1861; stalking and the OAPA 1861; other stalking offences; the Crown Prosecution Charging Standards; Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

Principal authorities include: Ireland; Burstow (1998); Savage; Parmenter (1991); Mowatt (1967); Tuberville v Savage (1669); Read v Coker (1853;
Smith v. Chief Superintendent, Woking Police Station (1983); Constanza [1997]; DPP v K [1990]; Haystead [2000]; DPP v Santana – Bermudez [2003]; Fagan [1969]; JCC v Eisenhower [1983]; In Chan Fook [1994]; T v DPP [2003]; Bryson (1985) ; Woollin (1999).

The lecture is of approx 61 minutes duration.

There are two tests with a total of 40 questions including feedback.

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