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R v Colohan [2001] EWCA Crim 1251

Graphical representation of various psychiatric words etc.

Mental illness and lack of awareness does not excuse harassment

Authority for the proposition that the test for whether a course of conduct amounts to harassment or not is a subjective test; that of the mythical reasonable man. The fact that the defendant suffers from mental illness and so is himself unaware of the impact of his conduct does not afford a defence.

R v Colohan [2001] EWCA Crim 1251

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