I de S et ux. v. W de S
W de S went to I de S’s house/tavern. He beat on the door with a hatchet and demanded to buy wine. I’s wife M stuck her head out of a window and demanded he stop. To this, W struck at M but missed her.
The inquest said no trespass was present since there was no harm to M.
Can an assault be present if no harm was done?
The apprehension itself is a harm, even if physical damage was not done.