“A woman who threatened a group of young boys with a knife in a Devon park, has been spared jail.”
BBC News, 7th September 2010
from the Inner Temple Library
“Where a defendant voluntarily engaged in an exchange of gunfire with ‘B’ in a public place amounting to an affray, and in the course of that gunfire B shot and killed a passer-by and the defendant foresaw that in the course of that gunfire B might shoot with intent to kill or do really serious injury, if each party sought to shoot the other but not be shot himself, there was no common purpose and therefore no joint enterprise in the commission of the affray, and accordingly the defendant could not be guilty of the murder of the passer-by by transferred malice on the basis of joint enterprise.”
WLR Daily, 28th July 2010
Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.
“A householder who faced a possible eight-year jail sentence for attacking an intruder with a samurai sword said today he just wanted to stop him getting into his house. David Fullard, 46, from Brough, East Yorkshire, was charged with unlawful wounding but walked free when a jury found him not guilty, according to the Sun.”
The Independent, 11th February 2010