|_creationDate||2019-05-02 1:38:27 PM|
|_modificationDate||2019-05-02 1:51:34 PM|
|_categories||1986_cases • Cases • Judgment_available_on_Bailii • Other_criminal_law_cases|
|Sentence||Nurses' appeal against ill-treatment conviction|
|Summary||Six nurses appealed against convictions for ill-treating a patient contrary to s126 Mental Health Act 1959 (the old equivalent of MHA 1983 s127), three successfully.|
Automatically put into [[:Category:1986 cases]] based on the judgment date (despite the 1987 neutral citation number).
==1959 Act offence==
Section 126 as originally enacted can be read on this [https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1959/72/pdfs/ukpga_19590072_en.pdf#page=94 Legislation.gov.uk PDF of the Act as originally enacted].
The amendments made to that section are listed on this [https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Eliz2/7-8/72/section/125126. Legislation.gov.uk page].|
|Subject||Other criminal law cases|
|Parties||Spencer (Alan Widdison) • Ball (Kenneth) • Mason (Michael Dennis) • Smails (George Glenville) • White (Paul)|
|Court||House of Lords|
|NCN|| UKHL 2|
|Other_citations|| 3 WLR 348 • 83 Cr App Rep 277 •  AC 128 •  2 All ER 928|