What’s Physical Assault?

Physical assault involves the use of physical force intended to harm or frighten. This includes being pushed, grabbed, punched, shoved, slapped, kicked, bitten, choked, dragged, stabbed, shot, or struck with a vehicle; it excludes contact during sport. Physical threat involves an attempt, threat or suggestion of intent to inflict physical harm made face-to-face and where the victim believed it was able and likely to be carried out. It includes threats to carry out the listed examples of physical violence.

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