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Attempted murder
The intent to kill necessary for conviction may be evidenced by, for example:

calculated planning; selection and use of a deadly weapon; threats to kill; severity or duration of attack; or relevant admissions in interview.


Violence under the Public Order Act 1986
Although it is called the Public Order Act, this statute contains offences committed in private as well as in public places.

Riot (s1) requires unlawful violence by a group of at least 12 persons who are using or threatening violence.

Violent disorder (s2) consists of the use or threat of violence by 3 or more individuals who are using or threatening violence.

Affray (s3) needs only 1 person using or threatening violence.

In riot and violent disorder, only 1 person need actually use violence; the rest need only threaten it.

And three lesser, summary crimes:

causing fear or provocation of violence (s4)

intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress (s4A)

causing harassment, alarm or distress (s5).

The mental element for crimes in sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 is set out in s6.

"Violence" (s8) means violence towards a person or persons and, for riot and violent disorder, it also includes violence to property.

Assaults on the police
Section 89 The Police Act 1996
"(1) Any person who assaults a constable in the execution of his duty, or a person assisting a constable in the execution of his duty, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.

(2) Any person who resists or wilfully obstructs a constable in the execution of his duty, or a person assisting a constable in the execution of his duty, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month imprisonment or to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale, or to both."


RACIALLY AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS
A person is guilty of an offence under Section 29 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 of racially aggravated assault this section if he commits an offence under s.20 (wounding or grievous bodily harm) or s.47 (actual bodily harm) of the 1861 Act, or common assault, which is racially aggravated.

Punishment = seven years' imprisonment for causing bodily harm, and two years' for common assault.


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