Santa-Bermudez v DPP [2004]


  • A policeman searched the defendant, who claimed he did not have any needles in his possession
  • The policeman was stabbed by a needle in the defendant’s pocket


  • Was the defendant guilty of committing battery?


  • Yes


  • Extending the R v Miller [1983] doctrine, battery can be caused as part of a wider, continuing act
RELATED CASE  R v Gnango [2011]

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