DPP v Newbury and Jones [1976]


  • Two boys threw a paving slab off a bridge onto a train
  • The slab killed a guard on the train


  • Were the boys guilty of unlawful act manslaughter?


  • Yes


  • The dangerousness test in unlawful act manslaughter comes from R v Church [1966] – the act must be capable of causing some harm
RELATED CASE  Morphitis v Salmon [1990]

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