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Alan Pollock V Sam Main: Big Man charged with assault

by | 21st, December 2011

ALAN Pollock has been charged with assault for allegedly throwing alleged fare dodger Sam Main off the  Edinburgh to Perth train on 9 December with extreme prejudice.

Good.

Incredibly, Sam Main, has also been reported to the procurator fiscal. Will he now be prosecuted for violation of Section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing Act Scotland, and in connection with an allegation of trespass?

What utter bollocks. Sam Main should be given the chance to pay any fare he may owe. Anything else is just vindictive. And as for the train company… Well, their ticket inspector was hardly well behaved, was he? Can Sam Main sue Scotsrail for incitement?

Assault

Source: Common Law

Offence: To direct an attack to take effect physically on the person of another, whether or not actual injury is inflicted.

Arrest: Common law power of arrest.

Notes:
There must be criminal intent, an accidental injury does not amount to

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