Reported Case: Re V (A Child: Identification of Perpetrator)

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Please take note of the above case report – Re V (A Child:Identification of Perpetrator)  (28th October 2014)

The Judgment was handed down by His Honour Judge Bellamy. The court was asked by the local authority to identify which of the multiple injuries suffered by the child were non-accidental injuries and to identify the perpetrator of those injuries. During the course of the judgment, His Honour Judge Bellamy reviewed the principles of Re M (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 1467 and analysed a submission of an ‘unknown cause’ giving rise to the injuries, as per the case of R v Henderson, Butler and Oyediran [2010] EWCA Crim 1269.