ADMINISTRATION OF HEROIN TO VICTIM AT VICTIM’S REQUEST

[2011] EWCA Crim 3301 [2011] EWCA Crim 3301

Where a heroin addict died of an overdose in circumstances where he had expressly asked another drug user to inject him; where the other user had not sought out the deceased in order to do so; and where the deceased had had a particular reason for not wanting to inject himself, it was immaterial to the issue of culpability that the drugs had been supplied by the deceased himself, rather than by the person administering them.