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Hello, what was the wound that was inflicted?
If the allegation involves the use of a knife then that would amount to a wound although if it is just a scratch then they probably will prefer other charges. The phrase continuity of the whole skin comes from a case called Eisenhower which defines a wound as anything which breaks the skin.
That case considered internal injuries and decided they were not a wound. the most common form of a wound is a puncture to the skin.
That case does make clear that a scratch is not a wound.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Because they are alleging a wound within the meaning of S20.
They might well accept a lesser plea.
Presence of children is an aggravating feature as is drunkenness although the former is more important.
No but the problem is the use of the knife. Unless it is a superficial scratch it is a wound.
Yes, it can be a wound on the evidence of a paramedic. In fact, that is more credible than any other evidence. They will have taken photographs though.