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The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his or her consent.
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Forensic medicine The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his/her consent. See Sexual assault, Nonsexual genital assault.

assault/interpersonal violence

A social act involving a serious abuse of power, consisting of the exertion of physical force and power over another individual with the intent of controlling, disempowering and/or injuring that individual. See Domestic violence.
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In 2004, Todd Bertuzzi, who played for the Vancouver Canucks, was charged with assault causing bodily harm after he jumped Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche and slammed him into the ice.
At his latest hearing, the 28-year-old, of Lovaine Place, North Shields, admitted assault causing bodily harm in June.
Mr Lawson was asked to attend a police station, arrested and had his fingerprints and DNA sample taken, before being interviewed and bailed on suspicion of assault causing bodily harm.
Now he has now been found not guilty of assault causing bodily harm after Mr Spoor failed to turn up to give evidence before a Newcastle Crown Court jury.
Forster, 39, of Allendale Road, Farringdon, Sunderland, is accused of attacking the couple, leaving Miss Henderson with a black eye for her big day and permanent problems with her vision, when they turned up at his home to confront Mrs Miller, but denies assault causing bodily harm and causing grievous bodily harm.
Harrison was locked up in a young offender institution for 18 months after he admitted two charges of assault causing bodily harm.
Mr Dickman, 40, had denied a charge of assault causing bodily harm and was acquitted after a two-day trial at Newcastle Crown Court.
Dixon, of Sovereign Court, Newcastle, admitted aggravated burglary, assault causing bodily harm, common assault and theft.
Keddy snr, a 40-yearold mother of six from St George's Crescent, and her 22-year-old daughter, from Howdon Road, both North Shields, admitted assault causing bodily harm.
Tweedy, 19, was first charged with racially aggravated assault causing bodily harm to Sophie Amogbokpa, 39.