Non-fatal offences against the person- criminal liability

What is the definition of assault?
"A person is guilty of assault if he intentionally or recklessly causes another person to fear the application to his body of immediate, unlawful force" Common law or s39 CJA 1988
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What is the actus reus of assault?
Causing the victim to fear the application to his body of immediate, unlawful force
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What does 'apprehend'mean?
To...
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Ireland (1998); Burstow (1997)
The victims were either telephoned by D or the threat was made in complete darnkess. A silent call could amount to assault.
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R v. Constanza (1997)
Constanza....
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What is the actus reus of assault?

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Causing the victim to fear the application to his body of immediate, unlawful force

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Ireland (1998); Burstow (1997)

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R v. Constanza (1997)

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