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Can indirect intention be applied to s.18, s. 20 of GBH and s. 47 ABH?
Original post by Honey88
Can indirect intention be applied to s.18, s. 20 of GBH and s. 47 ABH?


As far as I know, no it can't for any of them.

S.18 GBH/Wounding requires the defendent to intend to cause serious harm. (Requiring direct intention).

S.20 GBH/Wounding requires the dependent to intend to cause or recklessly cause some harm (Requiring direct intention or recklessness).

S.47 ABH uses the men rea of the underlying act. As far as i know, this can only be battery or assault so you would need direct intention or recklessness.

Hope that helps 🙂
(edited 10 months ago)
Do you mean Intend to hurt person a but instead hit person b?

Which I think counts but not if you intended to hurt say a car but hit a person instead (and you need intention for the crime in question)

But I did criminal law 3 years ago!

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