Director of Public Prosecutions v Smith

Criminal law – Acquittal. The Divisional Court allowed the appellant Director of Public Prosecutions' appeal by way of case stated against the judge's decision, acquitting the respondent of four offences of sending, by means of a public electronic communications network, a message or other matter that was grossly offensive or of a menacing character. The judge had been wrong to find that the threats contained within the respondent's posts had not been menacing or grossly offensive.

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