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Explain the criminal offences

Messy is desperate to become a contestant on the ‘Friendship Island’ television reality show and is
very excited to be invited for an interview. Twenty-nine other people have been invited and out of
these, 10 people will get through to make it onto the live television show.
Missy is nervous as she waits with the others. One girl, Sharon, sits beside her and smiles. Missy
says ‘Don’t you even think about being friendly! That’s not what I am here for!’ Sharon looks
shocked by this and moves away without saying anything.
The first task for the would-be contestants is to race across a sandy beach wearing wellingtons.
‘Remember’ says the host, Rebecca, ‘That only the first 20 people will go through to the next task.
Make sure you are one of the 20 no holds barred!’ Missy sees Sharon in front of her and pushes
Sharon so that she falls onto the soft sand. Sharon isn’t hurt, but she misses out on a place in the top
20 finishers and has to go home.
Later that evening, in their hotel, a man called Tanvir approaches Missy as she is having a drink at
the bar. Tanvir says ‘I saw you push Sharon over, that was really mean.’ Missy jumps up and waves
her fist in Tanvir’s face ‘I can do more than push if you don’t leave me alone!’ she shouts. Tanvir is
alarmed and steps backwards. He trips over a table and sprains his ankle as he falls. Tanvir’s friend,
a man called Rob, runs forward and grabs Missy’s arm, saying, ‘Hey, calm down! Look what you
have done!’ Missy, grabs her drink from the table and smashes the glass on the table edge. She
pushes the broken glass into Rob’s face. An ambulance is called and Rob is taken to hospital,
bleeding heavily. Rob loses the sight in one eye and has to have extensive surgery to repair his
injured face.
messy is arrested. She says she didn’t mean to injure Rob.

which may have been committed by all parties in this scenario
Original post by DESIRED001
Messy is desperate to become a contestant on the ‘Friendship Island’ television reality show and is
very excited to be invited for an interview. Twenty-nine other people have been invited and out of
these, 10 people will get through to make it onto the live television show.
Missy is nervous as she waits with the others. One girl, Sharon, sits beside her and smiles. Missy
says ‘Don’t you even think about being friendly! That’s not what I am here for!’ Sharon looks
shocked by this and moves away without saying anything.
The first task for the would-be contestants is to race across a sandy beach wearing wellingtons.
‘Remember’ says the host, Rebecca, ‘That only the first 20 people will go through to the next task.
Make sure you are one of the 20 no holds barred!’ Missy sees Sharon in front of her and pushes
Sharon so that she falls onto the soft sand. Sharon isn’t hurt, but she misses out on a place in the top
20 finishers and has to go home.
Later that evening, in their hotel, a man called Tanvir approaches Missy as she is having a drink at
the bar. Tanvir says ‘I saw you push Sharon over, that was really mean.’ Missy jumps up and waves
her fist in Tanvir’s face ‘I can do more than push if you don’t leave me alone!’ she shouts. Tanvir is
alarmed and steps backwards. He trips over a table and sprains his ankle as he falls. Tanvir’s friend,
a man called Rob, runs forward and grabs Missy’s arm, saying, ‘Hey, calm down! Look what you
have done!’ Missy, grabs her drink from the table and smashes the glass on the table edge. She
pushes the broken glass into Rob’s face. An ambulance is called and Rob is taken to hospital,
bleeding heavily. Rob loses the sight in one eye and has to have extensive surgery to repair his
injured face.
messy is arrested. She says she didn’t mean to injure Rob.
which may have been committed by all parties in this scenario

"Missy" has committed Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) AND Assault , and "Rob" may have committed Assault.
Reply 2
Read your lecture notes back and compare the cases with the facts in the scenario. A few things should jump out at you.
I agree with the previous poster.

I add that asking for an answer here is a form of cheating. If you try cheating in a job, you get fired.

As a month has gone by, here's the answer. Rob committed no offence - he intervened lawfully in defence of Tanvir. Missy committed common law battery against Sharon, common law assault against Tanvir, and GBH against Rob contrary to sections 18 and 20 of the Offences Against The Person Act 1861. Missy's intent to commit GBH can be inferred from the probability of harm inherent in her conduct.

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