R v Andrews 
- Andrews injected insulin into the defendant, who died as a result
- This injection constituted a strict liability offence
- Could the act constitute unlawful act manslaughter?
- An ‘unlawful act’ for the purposes of unlawful act manslaughter may be a strict liability offence (even if regulatory/administrative in nature)
- In accordance with previous cases, particularly Andrews v DPP , and unlawful act does not include torts; the act must be a crime
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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