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724 et seq. for the distinction between assault and battery. , See, for example, Appendices IX and X. CRIMES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PERSON 22 doubt that throughout England and Wales the distinction between indictable and non-indictable assaults is to some extent determined by the attitude of the police towards the violence displayed. -MALICIOUS WOUNDINGS AND NON-INDICTABLE ASSAULTS IN THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DISTRICT, SHOWING VARIATION FROM 1950 TO 1960 (1950 = 100) Offenee MalicioUI woundinl' Non-indictable Il.

The police files contained in many cases only a very brief description of how the offence arose and in these cases also there was often nothing to show whether or not the offender and victim had known each other before the incident. The following examples are fairly typical of a substantial number of cases in which there was very little information recorded by the police as to the circumstances of the offence: 2 "the offender, during an altercation in a public house, struck and then kicked the victim about the head and body"; "the three offenders struck the victim on the head and body after an argument in the street"; or § I.

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