189A Strangulation or suffocation

Everyone is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who intentionally or recklessly impedes another person’s normal breathing, blood circulation, or both, by doing (manually, or using any aid) all or any of the following:

(a)

blocking that other person’s nose, mouth, or both:

(b)

applying pressure on, or to, that other person’s throat, neck, or both.

Section 189A: inserted, on 3 December 2018, by section 24 of the Family Violence (Amendments) Act 2018 (2018 No 47).