Rex v Henson: 1852

The defendant was accused of committing a common nuisance. He led through the streets a horse which was infected with a ‘contagious, infectious and dangerous disease’. He knew of the danger.
Held: The conviction was proper.


(1852) Dears 24, [1852] 169 ER 621


England and Wales

Cited by:

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 December 2022; Ref: scu.231623