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Attempts- Cases
Name Happened Law
White 1910 D put cyanide in his mothers It was set out in Criminal
drink ,she had a heart attack Attempts Act 1981 - intent to
and died before she could drink commit an offence to which a
it. person acts more than
prepotory to the commission of
the offence.
Only Prepetory
Gullefer 1987 Ran onto racetrack, so would D must have embarked on the
be known as void so D would crime proper
get his money back
Geddes 1996 D was in a school with a rope D must be trying to commit the
and knife, he had no right to be full offence
there and had not contacted
any pupils
Campbell 1990 Steals a car, drives to the bank, It was only prepetory and no
but only stands outside with a attempt to commit happened
gun in his bag
Sufficient for attempts
Jones 1990 D was told by partner it was Sufficient evidence to leave the
over as she was with another question of whether there was
person, D got a shotgun he an attempt to the jury
shortened the barrel, D put on
a helmet and got in V's car, he
pointed the gun but V managed
to chuck it our window.
Boyle and Boyle 1987 Defendants found by a door Had done parts of the acts by
where the lock and hinge were breaking the door
Attroney Generals Reference D tried to rape a girl behind He need not have preformed
some sheds, he interfered with the last act as the intentions
her but could not get an were clear.
erection so didn't finish the act.
Definition of mens rea
Eason 1971 D picked up a woman's D must have the intention for
handbag in a cinema, he the full offence
rummaged through it but put in

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Husseyn 1977 D and another were by a van, There needs to be proof that
when police approached they they had intention to attempt
ran off. Was convicted of to steal
attempting to steal but was
Millard and Vernon D repeatedly pushed a fence at Recklessness is not normally
a stand when watching sufficient to be guilty
football, alleged was trying to
break it.
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