The wording of para.11 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 1990 was clear and unambiguous such that a purposive approach to its construction was not required. In the circumstances of this case, where the victim had not been run down deliberately, he was not entitled to compensation.

CA (Civ Div) (Clarke LJ, Auld LJ, Morritt LJ)

23/03/1999

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