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R v Larkin (1942) 29 Cr App R 18

The appellant waved a razor about intending to frighten his mistress's lover. He claimed his mistress, who was drunk, blundered against the razor and was killed when it cut her throat.

Held:

Conviction upheld.

An unlawful act had been committed consisting of the assault against the mistress's lover. This was a dangerous act in that it was one which a sober and reasonable person would regard as dangerous.
 
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