Rex v Vantandillo: 1815

The mother of a young child took him through a public street well knowing that the child suffered from the contagious, infectious and dangerous disease of smallpox.
Held: She was properly convicted and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment in the custody of the marshal for the offence of committing a public nuisance.


(1815) 4 MandS 73


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 December 2022; Ref: scu.231619