Regina v Holliday and Leboutillier: CACD 2004

The appellants were animal liberation activists who had pleaded guilty to causing a public nuisance by making a large number of telephone calls to employees and shareholders of certain companies whose activities the appellants opposed. The calls were designed to jam the company telephone switchboards, and some of them were threatening and intimidating. They appealed their sentences.
Held: The sentences of 18 months’ and five years’ imprisonment were reduced to nine months’ and 30 months’.


[2005] 1 Cr App R(S) 349, [2004] EWCA Crim 1847


England and Wales

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CitedRegina 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: 07 May 2022; Ref: scu.231632