R v Rimmington 
- The defendant sent 538 racially abusive letters to various recipients
- Did this constitute a public nuisance?
- No common effect on all of the recipients
- A public nuisance is an act not authorised by law which omits to discharge a legal duty and endangers the life, health, property, comfort or public rights of a class of persons in a common way.
- Judges should not put criminal offences to unorthodox uses, but should prefer slow, incremental change and prioritise the use of statutory offences over common law offences
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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