Practice and Procedure

R v JODIE JEX (2012)

PUBLISHED October 31, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 2429

A judge had erred when sentencing a young offender for an offence of affray on the basis that there was a causal connection between the assault and the miscarriage suffered by the victim at around the same time. There was no medical evidence as to when the pregnancy had stopped developing, and no evidence that the assault had causally contributed to the miscarriage.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, Hickinbottom J, Judge Morris QC )