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Ian during a hockey match,was very angry and deliberately kicked jane,who had fallen to the ground. In particular, he kicked her in the head. She was concussed but unknown to to anyone was semi-conscious. Subsequently,she attacked kelly,her team capatain,with her stick and in the changing room tore up the clothes of other members of her team.While in this state she was walking home when she stepped in front of an on-coming double decker bus which had to swerve to avoid her.In the process it toppled over and three passengers were injured and one killed. Jane could remember nothing about these events. Advise Ian and jane of the criminal liability. What difference,if any,would it make to your advice if jane has suffered severe headaches for the six months since.
What I would like to know is the step by step approach in answerng this question. Again could Jane plead automatism as her defence? What about the headaches? Could she plead insanity?