Regina v Dowds – WLR Daily

Posted February 24th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, defences, diminished responsibility, homicide, law reports by tracey

Regina v Dowds: [2012] EWCA Crim 281;  [2012] WLR (D)  43

“The reformulation of the statutory conditions for diminished responsibility was not intended to reverse the well established rule that voluntary acute intoxication was incapable of being relied on to found diminished responsibility and the presence of a recognised medical condition, although necessary, was not always a sufficient condition to raise the issue of diminished responsibility.”

WLR Daily, 22nd February 2012