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R v Church

[1966] 1 QB 59

Case summary last updated at 15/01/2020 08:17 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case R v Church

A man hit a woman and, thinking that he had killed her, threw her into the River Ouse where she drowned. He was convicted of manslaughter and appealed against this. However his appeal was dismissed since, despite misdirection of judge that it did not matter whether the man thought the woman to be dead when he threw her over the bridge (it had to be reckless). 

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