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 officer is being treated for a head wound that needed stitches, and is due to have an operation on a defence wound to his hand.
There was also a 5cm cut and gouge to his upper forearm and another wound to the back of his ring finger consistent with a defence wound from fighting off a sharp weapon such as a knife.
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.
James explained that they will often see defence wounds on the arms, wounds of the arms and limbs and head and sometimes stab wounds to the chest or torso which have a "significantly" higher chance of serious injury.
"There were no defence wounds. Given those circumstances, the prosecution assert that there was a clear intention to kill."
went round "There were no defence wounds. She must have died instantly.
It looked as though Marli had put up the biggest fight that day, unlike her mum and brother who had minor defence wounds - possibly because they were asleep when they were attacked - but she remembers nothing about the horrors of that day and has never spoken publicly about it.
"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.
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.