Offences Against The Person

Cases from the Offences Against The Person section of A2 Law

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Ireland 1997

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silent phone calls can constitute an assault.

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Collins v Wilcock 1984

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A police woman held a woman's arm to stop her walking off while being questioned. The woman scratched the police woman and was charged with assaulting a police officer in the course of her duty.

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Tuberville v Savage 1669

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If a threat to harm does not include a present intent to harm, it is not an assault. An assault requires a threat of IMMINENT danger.

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