Practice and Procedure

R v NW (2010)

PUBLISHED March 3, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 404

The term "present together" in the Public Order Act 1986 s.2 meant no more than being in the same place at the same time; there was no requirement that there was a common purpose among those using or threatening violence. As such a school girl's conviction for violent disorder, where she resisted arrest and members of the public became involved and issued threats of violence, was safe.

CA (Crim Div) (Moore-Bick LJ, Silber J, Kenneth Parker J)