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Rhian Nicole Mason

Burglary is defined under Section 9 of the Theft Act 1968 and there are two types ­ S9 (1) (a) and
S9 (1) (b). Both need the defendant to have entered a building, or part of one, as a trespasser.

Section 9 (1) (a)

The defendant must…

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Mens Rea

The defendant must know or be reckless to the fact that they do not have permission to enter the
building or that part of it as stated in Collins. This MR applies both (1) (a) and (1) (b).

Ulterior offence

S9 (1) (a)



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