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Rhian Nicole Mason



Assault is the fear of harm, battery is actual harm. The max sentence for both is 6 months and
these cases are tried in the Magistrates court.

Both of these are under Section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.



Assault is intentionally or recklessly causing the…

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Rhian Nicole Mason

Venna (1979) ­ The Mens Rea of battery was stated in this case, "Proof the defendant
intentionally or recklessly applied force to another person" ­ resisted arrest violently against
police officer

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