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Hill v Baxter The act or omission must be voluntary on the part of the
defendant. If the defendant has no control over his
actions then he has not committed the actus reus.

Pittwood Failure to act under contract can form the actus reus of
an offence.

Gibbins and Proctor…

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Mohan If the defendant's main aim was the prohibited
consequence, then it was the defendant's intention.

Woollin If the defendant's main aim was not the prohibited
consequence, but, in achieving the aim, the defendant
foresaw that he would cause those consequences, then
the defendant has indirect intent.
Matthews and Alleyne…


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