Is Alexa a Key Witness?
201811.15
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Is Alexa a Key Witness?

Alexa – Witness for the Prosecution? On 29th January 2017, Christine Sullivan and her housemate were found murdered in Farmington, New Hampshire. Their bodies were discovered by the house owner, Dean Smoronk, who was Sullivan’s boyfriend. Timothy Verrill, an associate of Smornok, was later charged with second-degree murder and has pleaded not guilty. Although the…

Acid Attacks – New Laws in Force
201811.07
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Acid Attacks – New Laws in Force

There’s New Laws Regarding Acid Attacks After a recent spate of assaults involving the use of acids and other corrosive substances, the government has acted to try and curb their use. At the present time there are around 15 acid attacks / offences per week. In January 2018, the Home Office announced a voluntary agreement…

Grievous Bodily Harm / Wounding
201811.02
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Grievous Bodily Harm / Wounding

What is Grievious Bodily Harm? In legal shorthand we often refer to section 18 or 20 offences, these refer to specific offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. What Is The Difference Between Section 18 And Section 20? The most serious form of assault (short of attempt murder) is grievous bodily harm (GBH)…