Cases for Attempts

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R v. Gullefer (Attempts)
tried to declare a horse race void and get his money back by jumping on the tracks. Action was merely preparatory attempt of theft
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Attorney Generals Reference (Attempts)
Dragged victim to a shed and attempted to **** someone. Was convicted of attempted Rape.
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R v. Geddes (Attempts)
Defendant was found in the boys toilet in a school with tape, a rope and a knife. Attempt of false imprisonment was quashed.
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Boyle and Boyle (Attempts)
Broke the lock and hinge of a door. Attempted was upheld.
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R v. Dagnall (Attempts)
Told victim he would **** her while he was pulling her hair. Was convicted of Attempted Rape.
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R v. Jones (Attempts)
Broke up with his girlfriend, decides to break into her new boyfriends car and kill him. Fails to do so and gets disarmed. Charged with attempted murder.
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R v. Campbell (Attempts)
Defendant walked into a post office with a imitation gun, sunglasses and a threatening note. Wasn't convicted of attempted Robbery.
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R v. Eason (Attempts)
(conditional intention) Defendant took a women's bag at a cinema and looked through it but didn't take anything from it. Defendant didn't intend to steal anything. Wasn't guilty of attempted theft.
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R v. Husseyn (Attempts)
(conditional intention) Defendant and another loitered around a van then ran off when the police approached. would have stolen something if there was anything worth stealing. Attempt of steal.
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Anderton v. Ryan (Attempts)
(Attempt to do the impossible) Defendant bought what she thought was a stolen video player. Wasn't charged as the courts decided that her primary intention was to watch videos; which is not illegal, so she had no actus reus.
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R v. Shivpuri (Attempts)
(Attempt to do the impossible) Defendant believed he was smuggling drugs from India. Was charged as his primary intention was illegal. Judge suggested that mens rea is more important than the actus reus. (overruled Anderton v. Ryan)
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R v. TAAFE (Attempts)
(Attempt to do the impossible - exception) caught with a lot of currency at the boarder, believed it was illegal to take foreign currency out of the country. Judge stated that he can't be charged as the action wasn't even a crime.
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Millard and Vernon (Attempts)
(Recklessness) Repeatedly pushed against a wooden fence in an attempt to break a stand on a football ground. Conviction was quashed. Recklessness is not sufficient mens rea for an attempt.
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Attorney Generals Reference (Attempts)
(Recklessness - exception) Defendant through a petrol bomb at a car with 4 people but missed. Charged with attempt of arson and endanger life.
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R v. Jones (Attempts)
'natural' meanings of words should be used and old cases shouldn't be turned too.
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Dragged victim to a shed and attempted to **** someone. Was convicted of attempted Rape.

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Attorney Generals Reference (Attempts)

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Defendant was found in the boys toilet in a school with tape, a rope and a knife. Attempt of false imprisonment was quashed.

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Broke the lock and hinge of a door. Attempted was upheld.

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Told victim he would **** her while he was pulling her hair. Was convicted of Attempted Rape.

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