Practice and Procedure

R v C (2013)

PUBLISHED November 22, 2013

In a trial for an offence of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm contrary to the Offences against the Person Act 1861 s.18, the judge should have left an alternative count under s.20 to the jury. However, notwithstanding that irregularity, the appellant's conviction was safe as the jury must have been sure that he had the necessary intent under s.18 as they convicted him of that offence on the evidence.

CA (Crim Div) (Sharp LJ, Griffith Williams J, Lindblom J)