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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 317

Acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and other malicious acts

317 Acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and other malicious acts

(1) Any person who, with intent—
(a) to maim, disfigure or disable, any person; or
(b) to do some grievous bodily harm or transmit a serious disease to any person; or
(c) to resist or prevent the lawful arrest or detention of any person; or
(d) to resist or prevent a public officer from acting in accordance with lawful authority—
either—
(e) in any way unlawfully wounds, does grievous bodily harm, or transmits a serious disease to, any person; or
(f) unlawfully strikes, or attempts in any way to strike, any person with any kind of projectile or anything else capable of achieving the intention; or
(g) unlawfully causes any explosive substance to explode; or
(h) sends or delivers any explosive substance or other dangerous or noxious thing to any person; or
(i) causes any such substance or thing to be taken or received by any person; or
(j) puts any corrosive fluid or any destructive or explosive substance in any place; or
(k) unlawfully casts or throws any such fluid or substance at or upon any person, or otherwise applies any such fluid or substance to the person of any person;
is guilty of a crime, and is liable to imprisonment for life.
(2) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.
(3) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.



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