Archive for the 'outraging public decency' Category

Woman escapes jail for urinating on memorial – The Independent

“A woman branded ‘Britain’s most disgusting person’ by veterans after she was convicted of urinating on a war memorial was given a suspended sentence today.”

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The Independent, 25th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman who urinated on war memorial flees court – The Guardian

“A woman has fled court before being sentenced for urinating and committing a sex act on a war memorial – the fourth case of its kind in Britain within a year.”

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The Guardian, 20th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Leeds man spared jail after drunkenly urinating beside war memorial – The Guardian

“A man who urinated beside a war memorial only weeks after a student prompted a national furore by doing the same thing was ordered to work 160 hours of unpaid community service.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Urinating student avoids prison – BBC News

“A student who admitted outraging public decency after he was pictured urinating over a Sheffield war memorial has been told to do community service.”

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BBC News, 26th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Camera ban for supermarket voyeur – BBC News

“A voyeur who filmed underneath women’s skirts in a supermarket has been ordered not to use a camera in public for two years at Preston Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple celebrated lottery win with town centre sex – Daily Telegraph

“A drunken couple who celebrated winning £100 on the National Lottery with a display of exhibitionism in a town centre have walked free from court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Indecent’ Jesus action stopped – BBC News

“An art gallery will not face any legal action over claims it displayed an indecent statue of Jesus Christ.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Father revealed his lingerie to train drivers – Daily Telegraph

“A married father-of-three wore a curly blonde wig and revealed skimpy lingerie to passing train drivers at the side of the tracks, a court was told.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Is sex on the beach legal? – BBC News Magazine

“Two Britons have appeared in court in Dubai after allegedly having sex on a beach in the Muslim emirate. What would happen if a couple got frisky on a beach in the UK?”

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BBC News Magazine, 2nd September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Action over ‘indecent’ Jesus art – BBC News

“A Christian group is taking an art centre to court, claiming it displayed an indecent statue of Jesus Christ.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Appeal bid by urinating attacker – BBC News

“A former soldier who urinated on a disabled woman as she lay dying on her doorstep is planning an appeal against his three-year prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Hamilton – Times Law Reports

Elements of outraging public decency

Regina v Hamilton

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The two-person rule applicable to the common-law offence of outraging public decency was capable of being satisfied if there were two or more persons present who were capable of seeing the nature of the act even if they did not actually see it.”

The Times, 16th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication. 

CCTV breast flashing case dropped – BBC News

“Two young women who flashed their breasts in front of a CCTV camera have had a court case against them dropped.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v. Hamilton – WLR Daily

R v. Hamilton [2007] EWCA Crim 2062

“The ‘two person rule’ applicable to the offence of outraging public decency contrary to common law was capable of being satisfied if there were two or more persons present who were capable of seeing the nature of the act even if they did not actually see it.”

WLR Daily, 16th August 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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