This bill creates a new offence that would allow for a specific "king-hit" or "coward's punch" type offence in response to a number of deaths where the individual killed was assaulted and died as a result of their injuries. Those convicted of the so-called "one punch" assaults will receive a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.
Defeated at first reading on 17 June 2020
Defeated by a majority of 6 votes (57 ayes, 63 noes, 0 abstentions)
|Bill type||Member's bill|
|Introduced||6 September 2018|
|Defeated||17 June 2020|
|Defeated at reading||1|
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