Title: Public nuisance
Offence: Public nuisance
Legislation: Common Law
Mode of Trial: Either Way
Statutory Limitations & Maximum Penalty: Life imprisonment or a fine or both
Aggravating & Mitigating Factors
Dependent on facts of each individual case
Relevant Sentencing Guidelines (If Any)
Relevant Sentencing Case Law
R v Millward 1986 8 Cr App R S 209
D infatuated with female police officer. Substantial phone calls etc. Sentenced on many occasions including custody. 30 months prison upheld on this occasion.
R v Ruffell 1991 13 Cr App R (S) 204
Illegal rave organiser. 12 months prison, suspended, and 7000 fine. Fine overturned on appeal due to means.
R v Ong 2001 1 Cr App R (S) 117
Plan to turn off lights at Premiership football match. D intended to financially gain by placing bets. 4 years.
R v Eskdale 2002 1 Cr App R (S) 28
1000 phone calls in 2 weeks to 15 complainants. Sexual nature. Made one woman stand naked in front of window. Sexual history. Described as dangerous. 9 years.
R v Lowrie  1 Cr App R (S)
G plea to hoax phone calls to emergency services. Numerous pre cons for like resulting in last sentence of 5 years. 8 years upheld on appeal.