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Theft Act 1968 ­ Actus Reus

Theft is a stand-alone offence and is defined in s.1 Theft act 1968,
"a person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another
with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it"
s.2 and s.6 are definition sections explaining…

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Real property ­ Land and Buildings, under s.4(2) of the Theft Act 1968, theft of land
arises when:
a) A trustee authorize to dispose of the land appropriates it by dealing it in breach with
the confidence places in him
b) Someone not in possession appropriates something forming the land…

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Property obtained by a mistake

Section 5(4) of the Theft Act 1968 states that if a person gains from another's mistake, it is
his legal obligation to return it or he would be deemed to have appropriated it under s.5(4)
Attorney General's Reference (No.1) ­ Employer paid into employee's bank…


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