October 2011

Section 20 Assault and Section 18 Assault – Grievous Bodily Harm

Grievous bodily harm and wounding are covered in sections 18 and 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. Sections 18 and 20 carry different maximum sentences, with section 18 being the considerably more serious of the two. Although there are many common aspects between the two offences, the biggest difference is the Mens […]