Rex v Moore: 25 Jan 1832

Moore ran a rifle range in Bayswater. His customers shot at pigeons, which caused a crowd to gather outside and in neighbouring fields to shoot at the pigeons which escaped, causing noise, damage, disturbance and mischief.
Held: On conviction for committing a public nuisance, with the defendant undertaking to discontinue the shooting, no penalty was imposed.


(1832) 3 B and AD 184, [1832] EngR 401, (1832) 110 ER 68 (B)




England and Wales

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CitedRegina v Rimmington; Regina v Goldstein HL 21-Jul-2005
Common Law – Public Nuisance – Extent
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Updated: 05 December 2022; Ref: scu.231620