Assault


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Assault

Unwanted and/or violent physical contact with another person. Assault is a crime and a tort in most jurisdictions, though specific definitions differ from place to place.
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Also you will have to prosecute this Patsy Horan," Watson advised; "for I shall now have him arrested for assault and battery.
And of the two that testified, one claimed to have been in the kitchen, a witness to Watson's unprovoked assault on Patsy, while the other, remaining in the bar, had witnessed Watson's second and third rushes into the place as he attempted to annihilate the unoffending Patsy.
Each has sworn that the other struck the first blow; each has sworn that the other made an unprovoked assault on him.
A brutal sniff, sniff,--and unprovoked--sniff, sniff-- assault.
An hour later, as Judge Witberg limped up the grounds to his hotel, he was arrested by a village constable on a charge of assault and battery preferred by Carter Watson.
Each claims the other committed the assault, and I have no legal way of determining the truth.
Listen to these horrid sounds,'' for the din of the recommenced assault and defence now rung fearfully loud from the battlements of the castle; ``in that war-cry is the downfall of thy house The blood-cemented fabric of Front-de-B
In his rage at so many assaults of so many enemies, Michael, who had been peacefully looking for Kwaque and Steward, did not stop to reckon.
The General used Sir Richard with all humanity, and left nothing unattempted that tended to his recovery, highly commending his valour and worthiness, and greatly bewailing the danger in which he was, being unto them a rare spectacle, and a resolution seldom approved, to see one ship turn toward so many enemies, to endure the charge and boarding of so many huge Armadas, and to resist and repel the assaults and entries of so many soldiers.
This includes cases where the assault involved the use of a motor vehicle, animal (such as a dog), or missile (bricks, masonry, etc).
David Lightfoot, 72, a Wrexham publican in the 1980s, faces five charges of indecent assault on a male, one charge of indecency with a child, one charge of serious sexual assault and one attempted serious sexual assault.
Roy Norry, 54, of Connah's Quay, faces four counts of indecent assault, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault.