R v Grant [2014]

Facts

  • The defendant gang chased a member of a rival gang, intending to kill him
  • During the chase,¬†two passers-by were severely injured by the defendant gang

Issue

  • Could the defendants be charged with two separate offences for the same crime?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • GBH murder required a subtly different mens rea to attempted murder
RELATED CASE  R v M(J) [2012]

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