ROBBERY

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    • S.8.(1) THEFT ACT 1968
      • A person commits robbery if he ... " Steals, and immediately after or at the time of doing so or in order to do so... uses force or seeks to put any person in fear of force then and there used.
    • AR
      • R V DAWSON
        • A mere nudge may suffice
      • CLOUDEN
        • Force need not be applied to a person, it can be applied to possessions
      • SMITH V DESMOND HALL
        • The force doesn't need to be aimed at the owner of the property.
        • The threat of future force is not sufficient for robbery
    • 'Theft takes place at the time of appropriation'
      • HALE
        • appropriation can be a continuous act
      • R V LOCKELY
        • confirmed principle in HALE
      • COCORAN V ANDERTON
        • You don't have to escape with the property
    • MR
      • S.2 (1) Defence
        • R v ROBINSON
          • An honest belief in a legal right

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