Pendlebury v Director of Public Prosecutions

Criminal law – Stalking. The prosecution evidence had not established more than one occasion on which the justices could be sure the victim had been induced to feel fear of physical violence by the actions of the appellant. The Divisional Court, in allowing the appellant's appeal by way of case stated for stalking involving fear of violence, held that the offence required proof of a specific state of mind on the part of the victim, not merely proof of circumstances which might reasonably engender that state of mind.

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