Where there was no issue on the evidence before the jury that the defendant was asserting self-induced intoxication in relation to an offence of specific intent, a fortiori where the defendant was running self-defence on a charge of wounding with intent, there was no necessity for the judge to give any direction as to drunkenness.

CA (Crim Div) (Waller LJ, Kay J, Judge Hyam)

01/02/1999

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