Regina v Smith (Owen) – WLR Daily

Posted July 4th, 2014 in firearms, juries, law reports by tracey

Regina v Smith (Owen): [2014] WLR (D) 287

‘In a prosecution for an offence under section 16 of the Firearms Act 1968, of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life or to enable another person to endanger life, it was neither necessary nor appropriate in the ordinary way for the judge to direct the jury, on the question of intent, that the Crown had to prove to the satisfaction of the whole jury that it was the defendant or alternatively, another, who intended that life should be endangered; the intent was the same in each case.’

WLR Daily, 27th June 2014