*R v Hassan

Criminal law – Grievous bodily harm. The defendant had been convicted of violent disorder (count 1), manslaughter (count 2) and wounding with intent pursuant to s 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (count 4), following a violent attack by a group of youths, in which a man was seriously injured and his son was killed. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the defendant's appeal against conviction on count 4 and substituted it for a conviction for unlawful wounding pursuant to s 20 of the Act. His sentence for the s 18 offence was quashed and substituted for a sentence of four-and-a half years' detention in respect of the s 20 offence.

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