malicious communications

malicious communications

letters or e-mails sent with intent to cause distress or anxiety. Such are criminalized by the Malicious Communications Act 1988 as amended by the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 which latter legislation made it clear that communications sent by electronic means are included in its scope.
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One of them was for an assault with no weapon against a member of staff, while two were handed out for malicious communications against staff.
Richardson, 22, of Brompton, North Yorks, who earlier admitted malicious communications, received a 12-month community order and three month curfew.
There have been seven offences classed as "violence against the person" - three common assaults, two actual bodily harms, one harassment and one malicious communications.
A 13-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted section 18 assault; robbery; malicious communications; and witness intimidation.
Among those police want to trace are: | Joseph Carrol, 18, from Huyton - wanted on suspicion of assault, criminal damage, threats to kill, malicious communications, harassment and a public order offence; | James Simms, 35, from Huyton - wanted on warrant, as well as breaching bail and on suspicion of harassment; | Thomas Finch, 34, from St Helens - wanted for breaching a restraining order; | Liam Kenny, 24, from Huyton - wanted for breach of a restraining order and on suspicion of threats to kill and malicious communications.
David Stuart, 53, of Topcroft Close, Park End, Middlesbrough appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Friday where he admitted two counts of malicious communications.
David Stuart, 53, of Topcroft Close, Park End, Middlesbrough appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Friday where he admitted two counts of malicious communications. One of the politicians targeted was Labour MP for Middlesbrough, Andy McDonald, who said he is pleased to see the case was brought to court.
The force received reports at 9.30pm on Sunday of assault and criminal damage on Dennis Road in Moseley, as well as reports of malicious communications received by the school on Thursday.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Police have received a report of malicious communications relating to MP Jess Phillips.
"A 48-year-old woman from Corsham was arrested at the scene on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer material (an offence under the Computer Misuse Act) and malicious communications, and is currently released on conditional bail.
He was arrested on suspicion of making malicious communications and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.
East 17 star Brian Harvey has been released under investigation following his arrest on suspicion of sending malicious communications.