||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 247 (Oct)
|| UKHL 38
||House of Lords
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Carswell and Lord Mance
||Patrick O'Connor QC and David Bentley (instructed by Bullivant & Partners) for the defendant.
||David Perry QC and Duncan Penny (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||17 October 2007
Criminal law - Manslaughter - Unlawful act manslaughter - Defendant preparing lethal dose of heroin - Deceased self-injecting heroin - Whether defendant guilty of manslaughter - , s 23.
Criminal law Manslaughter. Where the deceased was a fully informed and responsible adult, it was never appropriate to find guilty of manslaughter a person who had been involved in the supply to the deceased of a Class A controlled drug, which had then been freely and voluntarily self-administered by the deceased, and the administration of the drug had caused his death.
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