Non fatal offences - Assault and Battery

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Non fatal offences - Assault

Assault - S.39 CJA 

"Intention or recklessness to cause someone to fear immediatte unlawful force" 
Fagen V MPC 

An act
Constanza 
Ireland - can be silent telephone calls 

Which causes someone to fear immediatte unlawful force 
Lamb 
Smith v Woking police station 

Force must be unlawful 
A V UK

Mens rea: intention or recklessness 
-Mohan
-Cunningham

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Non fatal offences -Battery

"Intention or recklessness to apply immediatte unlawful physical force" 

Can be the slightest of touching - R V Thomas 
Can be a continuing act - Fagen 
Can be an indirect act - DPP V K 
Can be an ommission - DPP V Santanda 

MR: intention or recklessness 
-Mohan
-Cunningham
-Savage 

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