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DPP v K (a minor)[1990] 1 WLR 1067

A 15 year old school boy took some acid from a science lesson. He placed it into a hot air hand drier in the boys' toilets. Another pupil came into the toilet and used the hand drier. The nozzle was pointing upwards and acid was squirted into his face causing permanent scars. The defendant was charged under s.47 OAPA 1867.

Held:

The application of force need not be directly applied. The defendant was also convicted under Caldwell recklessness (this aspect of the case has since been overruled.)
 
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