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R v Wilson [1955] 1 WLR 493

The defendant shouted 'get out the knives' a physical fight developed and the defendant was charged under s.47 OAPA 1861. Lord Goddard stated that the words would by themselves amount to an assault. The case was actually decided on the physical aspects which demonstrated a battery was present and thus the comments relating to words were merely obiter dicta.
 
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