Laughing Gas in UK Law

  • Balogh v St. Albans Crown Court
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 04 July 1974
    ......He knew something about a gas called nitrous oxide N2O. It gives an exhilerating effect when inhaled. It is called "laughing gas". He had learned all about it at Oxford. During the trial he took a half-cylinder of it from the hospital car park. He carried it about with him ......
  • Attorney General v British Broadcasting Corporation
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 April 1979
    ......Crown Office (1970) 2 Queen's Bench 114 ; or by laughing gas, ( Balogh v. St. Albans Crown Court 1975) Queen's Bench 77 . The judges are granted immunity from suit for anything done in their judicial ......
  • The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Hackney v Persons unknown in London Fields, Hackney (The ‘Prescribed Area’) Who Are:
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 13 July 2020
    ...... of a Cigarette Lighter), Including on any Equipment or Entertainment Device; and/or (5) Consuming or Selling of Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Save When Used for a Valid and Demonstrable Medicinal Purpose; and/or (6) Uprooting, Destroying or Damaging any Tree, Shrub or Plant; ......
  • Attorney General v British Broadcasting Corporation
    • House of Lords
    • 12 June 1980
  • R v M
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 14 August 2008
    ...... In Balogh v Crown Court at St Albans [1975] QB 73 the appellant planned to disrupt a sitting of the Crown Court by releasing a cylinder of laughing gas into the ventilation system. He was intercepted before he could do the deed and brought before Melford Stevenson J who found him to be in ......
  • Alan Wilkinson and Lord Chancellor's Department and official Solicitor
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 04 February 2003
    ......Then after the court adjourned: 'You're fucking dead. I'll kill you, you —… You fucking bastard. You think I'm laughing. Listen, I know where you live up fucking Sandbach and I'll burn your fucking house down and cut your (inaudible) off as well'. . 4 ......
  • (1) Terry John Neil v Soraya Jasmine Henderson
    • Chancery Division
    • 23 January 2018
    ......That case involved an attempt by Mr Balogh to disrupt proceedings at St Albans Crown Court by releasing laughing gas down a ventilation duct into the trial court. He was caught by the police, however, having stolen a gas cylinder, located the vent a nd left ......
  • R v Shane Robin Pegg
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 18 July 2003
    ......No one answered the door, so he knocked on the window. According to him, he saw Mr MacDonald looking at him and laughing. That was when he picked up the gas cylinder and threw it through the window. He admitted jumping through the window, chasing Mr MacDonald upstairs ......
  • David John Cadwell Irving (Claimant) Penguin Books Ltd (1st Defendant) Deborah E. Lipstadt (2nd Defendant)
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 11 April 2000
    ......[Laughing] And my friend said "we teachers, we looked at each other and we didn't dare say anything. But the trouble is that the children believed it". This is ......
  • R v Santiago (Steven Anthony)
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 08 March 2005
    ......He knew something about a gas called nitrous oxide (N2O). It gives an exhilarating effect when inhaled. It is called "laughing gas." He had learned all about it at Oxford. During the trial he took a half cylinder of it from the hospital car park. He carried it about with him ......
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