Defence Wound

A wound sustained when a victim places a hand (often the palms), arm (lateral forearms) or other body part in harm’s way to prevent or minimise the impact of a blow or slashing by a sharp weapon
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The 54-year-old also had injuries to his head where Doyle had tried to stab him and a typical defence wound to the hand.
He added: "Peter did appear to have a defence wound to his hand and certainly more than one shot was fired.
This was a frenzied attack so there must have been blood all over the house, but it's possible not all of that blood is the victim's, Miss Armstrong had defence wounds, which is very significant.
Pathologist Dr Brian Rogers used body charts to detail the injuries, some of which were defence wounds as Mr Mason tried to protect himself.
She also suffered other stab wounds to her lower body as well as defence wounds and cuts to her head and face.
There were further injuries to both hands and arms, which Dr Lumb said were "typical" defence wounds from fighting off a knife attacker.
Amongst her many injuries were 14 fractures to her ribs, multiple cuts and bruises to her face, bruises on her neck and a broken nose, and defence wounds to her hands and arms.
Mr Rumbold said he felt it would have been "most unlikely" that Pte James would have put her weapon down, and said there were no signs of defence wounds to suggest it had been taken forcibly from her by someone else.
Blood found in the house and defence wounds on the victim's body indicated Mr Green had tried in vain to escape and to fight off his attacker.
He said: "Whitney's body shows classic defence wounds that would have occurred while she was battling for her life.