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Meade and Belt (1823)

Victim's house was surrounded by an angry mob singing songs.

No singing or words are equivalent to an assault (old case)

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Wilson (1955)

The victim was followed down the alley 'get the knoves out'

The words alone can amount to an assault

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Tuberville (1669)

If it were not for the Assize time, i would not take such language from you.

Words may cancel out threatening gestures.

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Light (1857)

Held a shovel over his wife's head and said 'if it were not for the bloody police outside i would split your head open'

Police could go away quickly and the assault could become an immediate one

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Read v Cooker (1853)

A conditional assault where an individual was told to leave or have his neck broken is still an assault.

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