R v Venna 
- The defendant, one of three people who were causing a late night disturbance, was restrained by police
- Being unable to see who was in front of him, he kicked out, hitting one police officer in the hand and breaking a bone
- Could a battery be committed recklessly?
- The jury had not been misdirected
- The defendant could be convicted of either battery or assault occasioning actual bodily harm
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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