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CRIMINAL OFFENCES against PROPERTY
Detailed notes made from Ms trumble PPT and research.


THEFT is defined in s1 of the Theft Act 1968 which states that: A person is guilty of theft if he
dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently
depriving the other of it.…

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S3 ­ appropriates ­ the important words in s2 are `any assumption by a person of the rights of the
owner amounts to an appropriation'. The rights of the owner including selling the property or
destroying it as well as such things as possessing it, consuming it, using it, lending…

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months, Hinks accompanied the man on numerous occasions to his building society where he
withdrew money. The total was about £60.000 and this money was deposited in Hinks' account.
The man also gave Hinks a television set. The judge directed the jury to consider whether the man
was so mentally…

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o Other intangible property refers to other rights that have no physical presence but which
can be stolen under the Theft Act. For example, a patent (the right to an original invention)
can be stolen.

However, there are some types of intangible property that do not come within the definition…

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outside their premises. Turner used a spare key to take the car during the night without paying for
the repairs. The Court of Appeal held that the garage was in possession or control of the car and so
Turner was found guilty of stealing his own car.

Property received under…

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EASOM (1971) ­ Easom picked up a handbag in a cinema, rummaged through the contents and
then replaced the handbag without having taken anything. His conviction for theft of the handbag
was quashed. There was no evidence that the defendant had intended permanently to deprive the
owner of the handbag…

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