The Act could apply to acts which were directed toward a non-stranger, such as an estranged spouse. In considering whether a ‘course of conduct’ was established, the court should consider the case law, and assess the distance between incidents. In this case, of the parties had been reconciled, and charges of assault would have been more appropriate.
England and Wales
Cited – Lau v Director of Public Prosecutions QBD 29-Mar-2000
Two alleged incidents might be sufficient to be seen as a course of conduct and found an allegation of harassment under the Act, but any distance in time between them might suggest that they could not be seen as one course of conduct. Here a . .
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Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.88504