Public Nuisance

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  • Created on: 28-11-18 21:36

A public Nuisance affects a group of class or people. It may consititute a criminal offence and will be prosecuted by the Attorny General or can be a civil claim.

A public nuisance 'materially affects the reasonable comfort and convenience of class of her Majesty's subjects.' This is set out in Attorney General v PYA Quarries 1957. A nuisance must affect a class of people who have suffered common injury. 

In Attorny General v PYA Quarries, the Court of Appeal did not specify how many people were necessary to constitute


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