I started to dig a bit deeper, but have a couple of questions. First of: Affray. We don't have an equivalent to this, and I'm not quite sure in which situations it becomes applicable. What's the difference between affray and assault?
In the Public Order Act (1986), what's the dirrerence between part 1, section 4a and part 1, section 5? Can you be charged with both 4a and 5 for the same "behaviour" or do the DA choose the one that he/she finds more suitable?
(2)For the purposes of the rules against charging more than one offence in the same count or information, each of sections 1 to 5 creates one offence.
(3)If on the trial on indictment of a person charged with violent disorder or affray the jury find him not guilty of the offence charged, they may (without prejudice to section 6(3) of the M1Criminal Law Act 1967) find him guilty of an offence under section 4."
What does 7.2 mean?