Assault needs more than just feeling scared and jay walking is not an offence in the UK.1) Did you wife feel threatened and scared, answer :- Yes
This can be classed as aggravated assault, even though he didn't touch her, On female or child under 14 if they feel threatened its classed as aggravated.
2) Was he standing in the road, if he was, its jay walking.
I think you will find it is, if it against a female or minor under 14, its aggregatedAssault needs more than just feeling scared and jay walking is not an offence in the UK.
In this case banging on the window with a fist could be classed as assault but I doubt it would stick. The police would be more likely to use a public order offence if they wanted to do him.
Worth reporting IMHO.
Must be different in NI then.I think you will find it is, if it against a female or minor under 14, its aggregated
Jaywalking is an offense, unless there are different laws in NI from the rest of the UK...
It could be an NI thing - I know someone done for it (he says) in Belfast, but there is no equivalent on the mainland. There is an offence related to loitering on a pedestrian crossing.I think you will find it is, if it against a female or minor under 14, its aggregated
Jaywalking is an offense, unless there are different laws in NI from the rest of the UK
Police will try for the laws they find easier to follow, i had to push them myself and quote the section of the law so they could go and look it up.
(I am not knocking the police)
- Very true. They cut each other up all the time, pull out in front of you etc, but I've never seen anyone actually take issue with it in the slightest. Road rage is a real problem in the UK and I don't know why it should be the case there specifically.Interestingly, although the driving standard here in Russia is quite frankly appalling, there doesn't seem to be the viciousness to go with it when things invariably go wrong.
Times like that one of those little video cameras seems like a good idea.
Like the Special Air Service, or Special Boat Service, perhaps?We tend to forget the real power of our police has been taken away. They are now a service not a force.
But the SAS & SBS are still part for H.M.Forces. not that it makes any difference because they too have so many rules enforced on them that they may as well join a knitting circle nowadays.Like the Special Air Service, or Special Boat Service, perhaps?
No-one seems to mind the Armed Forces being referred to as the Services, so I wonder why it's considered irksome when applied to the police?
Worth noting also that "force" in this context is just shorthand for "workforce", or body of people. It doesn't refer to the manner in which they carry out their duties.
Yep, the fact he deliberately scraped the car could also be deemed as deliberately causing a collision, something the police would be interested in.contact the police and make sure they know you believe he did it on purpose. may be insurance fraud.
a decent bodyshop and your car will look fine afterwards. just make sure you go to one that is gonna resolve any issues you may have (ie big company) for re-assurance.