Offenses Against a Person - Common Law

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Obvious crimes not stated in a statute (assault and battery). Assault would be fear (imminently not for the future) and Battery would be contact.
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Constanza 1997
A man stalks his ex-girlfriend, she was afraid and so this was classed as assault. From this the Protection from Harassment Act 19973 was created.
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Chambers 2012
Heard his flight would be delayed. On Twitter her claimed he would blow up the airport and was suspected of multiple assaults, however it was a joke. But he was charged under the Terrorism Act.
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Ireland and Burstow
Rang and heavy breathed on the phone to 3 people. He scared his victims and so was charged for assault.
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Thomas 1985
Used to touch the ends of women's skirts, clothing was accepted as contact and so he was charged with battery.
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Haystead 2000
Pushed a woman who dropped her child. He was guilty of dropping the child as it was indirect battery.
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Constanza 1997

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A man stalks his ex-girlfriend, she was afraid and so this was classed as assault. From this the Protection from Harassment Act 19973 was created.

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Chambers 2012

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Ireland and Burstow

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Thomas 1985

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