R v Spencer [1987] UKHL 2

Nurses' appeal against ill-treatment conviction 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Section 126 as originally enacted can be read on this Legislation.gov.uk PDF of the Act as originally enacted.

The amendments made to that section are listed on this Legislation.gov.uk page.


Full judgment: BAILII


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Date: 24/7/86🔍

Court: House of Lords🔍


  • Spencer (Alan Widdison)🔍
  • Ball (Kenneth)🔍
  • Mason (Michael Dennis)🔍
  • Smails (George Glenville)🔍
  • White (Paul)🔍

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