Law - Making off without payment

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What is the act and section number for MOWP?
Theft Act 1978 s3
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What is the actus reus?
Goods/services are supplied to D and D makes off and fails to pay
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Does the service have to be completed?
Yes - Troughton v Metropolitan police
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What does make off mean?
D leaves place where payment is required on the spot for another place (not necessary for D to leave premises)
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What is the mens rea?
D is dishonest when he makes off and knows payment on the spot is required and intends not to pay
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What is the intent to avoid payment?
D must intend to make permanent default (R v Allen)
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