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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.


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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