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I'm trying to find the judgment for Pursell v Horn online and I can't find it anywhere. I've already tried lexis, westlaw and google. Also, in terms of throwing a drink at somebody, would this still be regarded as battery? It was in Pursell v Horn but would it still be considered good law since its so old?
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R v Savage, Court of Appeal and House of Lords found that the defendant's act of swilling someone with a drink amounted to common assault, but in that case it was not part of the indictment and so they did not rule on it (per ss 39-40 CJA 1988).

Lord Akcner: "It was, of course, common ground that Mrs. Savage was guilty of common assault."

Glidewell LJ "Mr. Fleming, for the appellant, conceded that on the facts admitted by his client, she was guilty of common assault. In our view, this concession was rightly made. The intentional throwing of the beer over Tracey Beal was in law a battery, which, if Miss Beal had suffered nothing worse than a wetting, would have amounted to a common assault."

The case you're looking for is on Westlaw, in fact.
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Thanks! I read a summary of R v Savage but didn't read where the house of lords said that throwing a drink would be assault (reminder to read the whole case).

Only the case analysis for Pursell v Horn is on Westlaw, I was looking for the judgment.

Thanks a lot!
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(Original post by Perigueux)
Thanks! I read a summary of R v Savage but didn't read where the house of lords said that throwing a drink would be assault (reminder to read the whole case).

Only the case analysis for Pursell v Horn is on Westlaw, I was looking for the judgment.

Thanks a lot!
Click on the hyperlink in the analysis. The "112 E.R. 966" bit; case is there, but as with most cases of this period it is not particularly detailed/reasoned or indeed clear.
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Click on the hyperlink in the analysis. The "112 E.R. 966" bit; case is there, but as with most cases of this period it is not particularly detailed/reasoned or indeed clear.
Oh right, thank you very much.
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