Adler v George (1964)


The words "in the vicinity of any prohibited place" in the Official Secrets Act 1920 s.3 , mean "in or in the vicinity of" the place. A narrower construction would lead to an absurdity. The appellant was convicted of obstructing a member of Her Majesty's Forces in the vicinity of a prohibited place, contrary to s.3. The offence was committed in…


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