Threatening and intimidating behaviour
In some cases, the victim and the perpetrator live close to each other, often as neighbours.The intensity and frequency of incidents, combined with the proximity of victim and perpetrator, not only makes harassment and intimidation extremely distressing, it also makes it difficult for recipients of this kind of abuse from taking a stand and speaking out against the behaviour.Where action is taken in a county court in Scotland and Northern Ireland, an ASBO can be made against a party to the main proceedings or another adult whose conduct is material to the proceedings.In England and Wales a Criminal Behaviour Order may be obtained where an offender has been convicted of an offence and has engaged, or is likely to engage, in conduct likely to cause harassment, distress or alarm to others and the order is likely to prevent this in the future.A restraining order may be made in addition to the conviction, or an injunction obtained.
Police will usually decide based on whether there is enough evidence without your co-operation.
The injury only has to be slight – it can include pain or bruising.
Violent behaviour is an offence and can carry very serious penalties.
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Violent behaviour is any behaviour that causes another person any injury to the body that interferes with a person’s health or comfort, or that places them in fear of being injured.