Practice and Procedure

R V MD (2004)

PUBLISHED June 8, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 1391

A Woollin direction was designed to help the prosecution to fill a gap in the rare circumstances in which a defendant did an act which caused the death without the purpose of killing or causing serious injury, but in circumstances where death or serious injury had been a virtual certainty as a result of the defendant's actions and the defendant had appreciated that such was the case.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Aikens J, Fulford J)