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4. Coincidence of Actus Reus and Mens Rea
The defendant must possess the necessary mens rea at the time the actus reus is committed.
For example, if Dan drives to Pat's house intending to murder him, but en route runs over a
pedestrian and kills him, Dan cannot be charged…

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Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner (1968) CA
Fagan had been instructed by the police to pull in to the roadside. He did so, but accidentally
drove the car onto a police constable's foot. The constable shouted: "Get off. You are on my
foot." However, Fagan shouted: "**** you, you can…

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