If there are people loitering outside a place of work, threatening staff and customers, people will not want to visit your business and it would make it difficult to attract new business if this is an existing problem.
Employees could also be guilty of threatening behaviour.
Threatening behavior is an ingredient of many offences.
The precise definition of the term may vary according to the context in which it is used.
The principal public order offences are contained in Part I of the Public Order Act 1986 ('the Act').
Reference is also made to the offence of drunk and disorderly behaviour and offences involving emergency workers and disorderly behaviour on NHS premises, which prosecutors may consider as alternatives to the offences under the Public Order Act.
See Additional Charges and Charge Selection below for guidance on the selection of the appropriate number and type of charges in such cases.