1.) Constantly and repeatedly taking photos of the parte civile.
2.) Taking photos of vehicles belonging to their clients or persons who were using the services of the parte civile.
3.) Jotting down on note books the numbers of vehicles parked in the vicinity.
4.) Posting on Facebook the various photos they took and commenting on social media about what the accused claimed was an illegal state of affairs.
The Court of Criminal Appeal came to conclusion that when one examined all these acts and that these were carried out repeatedly and excessively, then the accused was by far going beyond collecting evidence. In fact, the Court of Criminal Appeal concluded that the accused was acting in this way to annoy the parte civile in the hope that he would make them feel uncomfortable at their place of work and harm their business. This was not the way one protected a right or collected evidence the Court of Criminal Appeal concluded. This was tantamount to harassment and consequently the accused was found guilty of this charge and condemned accordingly.
Dr Joseph Giglio appeared for the owners of the commercial establishments.
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