Archive for the 'affray' Category

Exeter knife woman taunted by park boys escapes jail – BBC News

“A woman who threatened a group of young boys with a knife in a Devon park, has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Gnango – WLR Daily

Regina v Gnango [2010] EWCA Crim 1691; [2010] WLR (D) 201

“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

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Teenager cleared of throwing can at Facebook party – The Independent

“A judge threw out the case against a teenager accused of throwing a beer can at police outside a party invaded by 200 gatecrashers after it was advertised on Facebook.”

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The Independent, 6th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Student’s jail sentence for confronting muggers is overturned – Daily Telegraph

“A student jailed for confronting a gang of muggers has been freed by judges on appeal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge criticises ‘waste of money’ case after pensioner threatens boys with hammer – Daily Telegraph

“A Crown Court case against a pensioner who threatened four boys for climbing trees was a waste of taxpayers’ money, a judge has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man who attacked intruder with samurai sword walks free – The Independent

“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.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Serving soldier avoids jail term – BBC News

“A soldier has avoided jail because of ‘his service to his country.’ ” 

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BBC news, 6th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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