Connor
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Connor asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 10 months ago

What sort of charges would she face?

“Police have released an image of a woman they would like to speak to over a racially aggravated assault that left one victim with potentially broken ribs and a second with internal bleeding....British Transport Police (BTP) said the women, one in her 60s and another in her 30s, suffered verbal abuse for wearing the veil commonly worn by Muslim women.”

Is that ABH, GBH or just Racially Aggravated Assault (which carries a maximum sentence of 2 years).

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  • Biff
    Lv 7
    10 months ago
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    Probably GBH with intent aggravated by racial factors. Up to sixteen years.

    • Clive
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      No, as GBH with intent has a maximum of life.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Bleeding, broken bones... no question that this is GBH, and clearly this was intentional, So we're looking at section 18 (of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861) and that carries a maximum of life imprisonment. This has to go to Crown Court, the judge will sentence according to the guidelines, and must slap on some extra for racial aggravation.

    And of course there will be two charges as there are two victims.

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  • 10 months ago

    GBH.............sect 18

    Causing GBH/wounding with intent

    s.18 Offences against the Person Act 1861

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