The Defendant had prepared an injection of heroin and water for the Victim to inject himself. The Defendant gave the syringe to the Victim who injected himself. He then gave the syringe back to the Defendant. The Victim died. The Defendant was convicted initially and the Court of Appeal upheld his conviction. This case was referred back to the Court of Appeal as instructed by The Criminal Case Review Commission. Again the Court Appeal upheld the conviction due to the fact that the Defendant filled the syringe and handed it to the Victim knowingly he was administering a noxious substance and was an unlawful act. The case was then appealed to the House of Lords who quashed the conviction.