Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 359 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 183
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Kay LJ, MacKay J and the Recorder of Chester

Representation Beverly Tarr (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Mark Kimsey (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 24 January 2002

Catchwords

Criminal law - Concerted action - Common purpose - Unlawful wounding - Directions to jury - Judge directing that defendant having knowledge that victim could suffer any injury sufficient to establish liability - Whether direction correct - Whether conviction safe.

The Case

There was no reason why the settled law on joint enterprise in the realm of homicide offences could not be extended into the law of assault.

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