Citation Edit

U.K. Public Order Act 1986 (full-text).

Overview Edit

Section 5 makes it an offence to, with the intent to cause harassment, alarm and distress, use threatening, abusive or insulting words, behaviour, writing, signs or other visual representation within the sight or hearing of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress. This offence may apply where a mobile phone is used as a camera or video rather than where speech writing or images are transmitted.

Sections 38, 41 and 43 extend to Northern Ireland.

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