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The tort of strict liability comes from Rylands v Fletcher (1868), Blackburn J said that when people bring things
onto their land likely to do mischief if it escapes must keep the thing on their land or will be liable to all the damage
which is of a natural consequence…

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Personal injury cannot be claimed for and a person without i nterest in land cannot sue (Transco).

Defences:
1. Statutory authority

Transco confirmed that if something is permitted under an Act of Parliament this may be a defence to an `escape'

2. Act of God

This is used where the…

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