[2011] UKPC 15

It was possible for a defendant facing murder charges to establish that he had been provoked into losing his self-control even though some of the hallmarks of a frenzied attack were missing and he had not expressly described himself as losing his self-control. It was often unhelpful to try to separate out the evidence of provocation from that of loss of self-control, because, realistically, they were two closely connected aspects of the same first limb of the provocation defence.

PC (Trin) (Lord Rodger JSC, Lord Brown JSC, Lord Clarke JSC, Lord Dyson JSC, Lord Kerr JSC)


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