s 47 Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) – Offences Against the Person

s 47 Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) – Offences Against the Person

Brief summary of the law on s.47 Grievous Bodily Harm.

Specifically dealing with the Actus Reus, Mens Rea, classification and sentencing of the offence.

Cases used are R v Burstow [1997]*, R v Chan-Fook [1994] and R v Savage [1991]

Statute used is s.47 Offences Against the Person Act 1861.

*(Note: Mistake when R v referring to R v Mowatt, this was meant to be Burstow, sorry!)