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BLACKMAIL s21 THEFT ACT 1968

1 A person is guilty of blackmail if, `with a view to gain for himself or another
or with intent to cause loss to another, he makes any unwarranted demand
with menaces and for this purpose a demand with menaces is unwarranted
unless the person…

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The effect of the menaces but be such that a reasonable person would be so influenced or fearful
that the demand would be met. However, if the threat is made to someone who is known by the
defendant to be particularly timid (Garwood, 1987), then the jury are entitled to…

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