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affray in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaffrayaf‧fray /əˈfreɪ/ noun [countable, uncountable] law 🔊 🔊 SCCa noisy fight in a public place, or when someone is involved in such a fight
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affrayYesterday Fulcher, 28, appeared before Teesside Crown Court and admitted affray.Lowe is also charged with causing an affray.He was sorry about the outcome of an affray that he had not started and in no way wanted.Benjamin Turner, 18, of Twickenham, London, denies harming him and affray.The public order essence of the offence has been wholly lost, and affray has become a form of aggravated assault.Student Fay, 22, was cleared of wounding and affray.The section puts it beyond argument that there is no defence that the affray took place in private.The superstitious 35-year-old singer and impressionist was remanded on bail in his absence charged with affray.