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The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.

9. Assault

[i roto i te reo Māori]

9. Assault.

Any person who aids or counsels another in the commission of this offence, may be punished equally with the person who actually commits the offence.

To encourage a dog to bite any person is an Assault.

To ride over a person with a horse, or designedly to drive a cart against a person, thereby causing hurt, is an Assault.

To lay hands upon a girl in an indecent manner, the girl not consenting, is an Assault.

If two persons are fighting and one of them unintentionally strikes a third person, it is an Assault.

If a Constable, while engaged in suppressing or preventing a disturbance, be obstructed by a person standing in his way, he may apprehend such person.

If a person forcibly enter the dwelling of another, the owner may expel him. If the intruder entered quietly, the owner of the house must tell him to go out before he attempts forcibly to expel him. But it is always better, in the ease of a trespass, in the first place, quietly to desire the intruder to depart, or to desist, and not to begin by striking him, though unlawfully molesting his person or property. If the intruder will not desist, he may then quietly lay hands on him to thrust him away, but must not thrust him with violence, unless resistance be offered, in which case more force may be used. But it is much better, if possible, to have recourse to the Law.

Another mode of dealing with cases of Assault is by seeking compensation. (See Civil Injuries.)