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what is section 39 of the criminal justice act 1988

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what is section 39 of the criminal justice act 1988
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
how can a slap across the face be listed by the police as a 'beating'. when according to the dictionary a beating is 'continual hard hitting' when a slap is defined as a smack across the face with an open hand ?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 years ago.


Its a common assault.


Any physical contact would be by beating. It even covers spitting.


An open handed slap is a beating. The alternative is an assault by apprehension which literally covers shouting at a person in their face if they believe they are about to be assaulted.

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