Practice and Procedure

R v JD (2008)

PUBLISHED October 22, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 2360

A judge's failure to properly direct the jury as to the meaning of "wilfully" in the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 s.1(1) did not, in the circumstances, render unsafe a mother's conviction for causing or procuring her child to be wilfully assaulted or ill-treated in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering.

CA (Crim Div) (Dyson LJ, McCombe J, Christopher Clarke J)