R v Morrison [1989]

Facts

  • The police entered the defendant’s house
  • The defendant (occupier) subsequently broke a window and dragged a police officer through it, causing serious injuries
  • The jury was directed that an objective test of recklessness was enough to convict the defendant under section 18 OAPA (causing grievous bodily harm with intent)

Issue

  • Could the conviction be quashed due to a misdirection of the jury?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

RELATED CASE  Knuller v DPP [1973]

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