This section looks at offences from common assault, the application of force on another without the others consent through to murder and the offences that are allied, such as affray.
The government has legislated more recently to make it clear that spitting at a person, particularly police or other first responders, is an offence, it always has been assault, but in the time of covid 19 it has assumed greater severity. The courts have always been severe with regard to dealing with offenders who commit assaults, particularly the coward punch scenario or those who continue an assault when a person is incapacitated.
All of the assaults of described in this section could equally appear in the section on Domestic Violence and should be viewed with this in mind. Please keep in mind, that while this section contains many of the variation of assault and violence offences, not all are listed here.
Also discussed in this section are public order offences as they, invariably, involve a person or people assaulting each other, for instance the offence of affray or fighting in public.
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