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R v Latimer

[1886] 17 QBD 359

Case summary last updated at 15/01/2020 08:06 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case R v Latimer

A prisoner tried to hit another, but actually hit woman beside him. He was convicted and his appeal dismissed. Lord Coleridge says that a malicious act carried out against a person, which in fact injures a third party, is considered guilty. 

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