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    Punching someone, resulting in a broken nose... I wrote GBH (s 18) but the mark scheme says ABH. How do you know this? and how do you distinguish between s 47 and s 20 as well? I understand the different levels of mens rea, but how do you decide? any help/explanation of this would be nice! Also,teacher gave us info on the charging standards, I get that this isn't the law, but why would you use this when prosecuting rather than the law? ergh I am so confused- I understand the details, just not the bigger picture :L
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    Sounds like ABH. GBH would be beating someone so bad they cant walk?
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    so damage that has a big impact on life would be GBH?
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    GBH is serious harm or something close to murder. Whereas ABH is causing harm or injury calculated to interfere with the health and comfort of the victim. So breaking someone nose isn't serious harm it just causes the victim to be uncomfortable.

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    Also the difference between s20 and s47 is in s20 it has to cause a wound which means breaking of all layers of skin.

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    (Original post by Meeeee:))
    GBH is serious harm or something close to murder. Whereas ABH is causing harm or injury calculated to interfere with the health and comfort of the victim. So breaking someone nose isn't serious harm it just causes the victim to be uncomfortable.

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    Yeah, but if you break their nose that could lead to tearing of the meninges overlying the cribriform plate allowing nasal flora to enter and produce a meningitis which can be fatal.
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    (Original post by Hippysnake)
    Yeah, but if you break their nose that could lead to tearing of the meninges overlying the cribriform plate allowing nasal flora to enter and produce a meningitis which can be fatal.
    That's not exactly something you're given credit for in the exam.
 
 
 
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