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BURGLARY

Burglary is an offence under s9 of the Theft Act 1968. Burglary can be committed in two ways:

o Under s9(1)(a) a person is guilty of burglary if he enters any building or part of a building
­ as a trespasser ­ with intent ­ to steal, inflict grievous…

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WALKINGTON (1979) went into a counter area in a shop and opened a till. This area was clearly
marked by a threesided counter. Walkington's conviction for burglary under s9(1)(a) was upheld as
he had entered part of a building (the counter area) as a trespasser with the intention of stealing.…

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