The defendant had made some 1000 obscene and threatening telephone calls to women over a two week period. Whilst not mentally ill, the probation report indicated that he was a serious risk to the public, and he was suffering profound problems of sexual deviancy. The sentence of nine years for public nuisance was very severe but was not so manifestly excessive as to require it to be reduced on appeal.
Times 21-Jun-2001,  EWCA Crim 1159,  1 Cr App R(S) 118
England and Wales
Cited – Regina v Rimmington; Regina v Goldstein HL 21-Jul-2005
Common Law – Public Nuisance – Extent
The House considered the elements of the common law offence of public nuisance. One defendant faced accusations of having sent racially offensive materials to individuals. The second was accused of sending an envelope including salt to a friend as a . .
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Updated: 05 August 2022; Ref: scu.88447