S35 of the Crimes Act 1900 sets out a number of different offences in relation to assaults inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH) and wounding which carry maximum penalties of 7 to 14 years imprisonment.
‘Grievous bodily harm’ (GBH) is defined as ‘very serious harm’ it includes, but is not limited to:
You are ‘reckless’ if you foresaw the possibility of inflicting GBH which means you realised GBH may possibly be inflicted, but you went ahead with your actions regardless.
A wound is generally defined as an injury that results when both layers of the skin are broken; for example, a deep cut or a split lip.
Whilst this is a more serious offence than common assault.
There is still a range of different sentencing options for the Court to consider, such as:
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