Rita is a diabetic. One morning, on the way to work, she is raped by John. Despite being traumatised by the rape she makes her way to work. A little later, while sitting at her desk, she succumbs to hyperglycaemia, having forgotten to take her insulin due to the trauma of the rape. She becomes very confused. Moeen, a male colleague, notices that Rita is looking unwell. He goes over to her, puts his hand on her shoulder and asks her if she is all right. Rita, in her confusion, thinks Moeen intends to rape her and so punches him in the groin. David sees this happening and, assuming wrongly that Moeen was harassing Rita tells Moeen ‘to pick on somebody your own size and gender’. An argument starts and they agree to ‘settle things’ in the boxing ring in the work’s gym. They fight together one evening and each suffers cuts and bruises. Discuss. Criminal Law (68%) – Offences Against the Person Problem Essay (1st year LLB)