Assault

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  • Created on: 14-03-18 20:47
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  • Assault (common law)
    • Actus reus
      • An act
        • Constanza: letters can be assault
        • Ireland: silent phone calls were an assault
      • Apprehend immediate unlawful force
        • 'Immediate' means imminent rather than instantaneous
        • Tuberville v Savage: what was said showed that D was not going to use unlawful force on him
    • Mens rea
      • Intention or subjective recklessness as to causing the victim to fear immediate unlawful force

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