With intent to annoy?

A Surrey police spokeswoman confirmed that Cox from East Grinstead, West Sussex, was charged on December 17 with three counts of administering poison with intent to annoy.

Eh?

3 thoughts on “With intent to annoy?”

  1. Those Victorians knew how hard it could be to prove that administering poison had caused any harm, all in the dose etc. So being pissed off that someone had slipped something into your meatpie was enough.
    Anyway , Happy Christmas and with that thought it is off to start cooking.

  2. It’s part of the statute on poisoning, which is quite a broad legal term, it doesn’t necessarily mean something that might kill you. The common movie gag of putting laxatives in someone’s food, for example, would likely be prosecuted as administering poison with intent to annoy. Presumably the screen wash the nanny put in the food isn’t going to cause Ms Gold any long-term harm, but that doesn’t make it legal.

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