Malicious Communications Act 1988

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Malicious Communications Act
Long title An Act to make provision for the punishment of persons who send or deliver letters or other articles for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety.
Chapter 1988 c.37
Territorial extent England, Wales, Northern Ireland (Section 2 only.)
Dates
Royal Assent 29 July 1988
Status:
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Malicious Communications Act 1988 is a British Act of Parliament that makes it illegal in England and Wales to "send or deliver letters or other articles for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety". It also applies to electronic communications.

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