Practice and Procedure

R v (1) KURTIS YEMOH (2) BR (3) JB (4) MW (5) TD (2009)

PUBLISHED May 22, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 930

Where a group of youths had been involved in a fatal stabbing and there was an issue about who had dealt the fatal blow, the judge had correctly left the offence of manslaughter for the jury to consider because the youths knew that one of them had a Stanley knife and intended to cause death or serious injury. The fact that the fatal blow had been struck with a different type of knife was not of a fundamentally different character to a blow with a Stanley knife so as to take the events out of the joint enterprise.

CA (Civ Div) (Hooper LJ, Etherton LJ, Cranston J)