Non-fatal Offences

Non-fatal Offences in United Kingdom

Non-fatal Offences against the person

Wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm: Actus reus

In Golding [2014] EWCA Crim 889, where the context was that one person had infected another person with
genital herpes, the Court of Appeal held that this person’s evidence as to her painful symptoms, the
effect on this person at the time, their recurrence and the prospect of future recurrences was
sufficient for a reasonable jury to consider that the infection amounted to really serious
bodily harm.

Non-fatal offences against the person

This section offers a description about Non-fatal offences against the person in the study of crimes in the English law.



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