Practice and Procedure

R v (1) JM (2) SM (2012)

PUBLISHED November 7, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 2293

In a case in which a doorman had been involved in an altercation with two aggressive individuals and had died as a result of a ruptured aneurysm, there was evidence from which a properly directed jury could conclude that a sober and reasonable bystander would have recognised that he was at sufficient risk of harm for the purposes of the offence of involuntary manslaughter.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Roderick Evans J, Thirlwall J)