Criminal law: new offences, amendments and provisions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 2nd, 2010 in defences, evidence, indecent photographs of children, news, suicide by sally

“Significant parts of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 took effect during the spring of this year. On 1 February section 59 was brought into force amending the Suicide Act 1961. For the old offence under section 2, there is now substituted a provision that ‘a person (D) commits an offence if (a) D does an act capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of another person and (b) D’s act was intended to encourage or assist suicide or an attempt at suicide’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st July 2010