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Grievous Bodily Harm without intent

Section 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861

Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) is more serious than ABH carrying a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment/unlimited fine (7 years if racially aggravated). In order to be convicted of a Section 20 GBH, there must be proof that the defendant caused the victim serious harm. If the term “wounding” has been mentioned in your case it’s likely you’ll be charged with Grievous Bodily Harm as opposed to Actual Bodily Harm.

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