||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 257 (Oct)
|| UKHL 50
||House of Lords
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Steyn, Lord Hutton and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry
||Alan Newman QC and Andrew Jeffries (instructed by Pictons) for G.
||Alan Newman QC and Isobel Ascherton (instructed by Borneo Linnells) for R.
||David Perry and Roger Whittam (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||16 October 2003
Criminal law - Damage to property - Arson - Recklessness whether property would be destroyed or damaged - Test to be applied in deciding whether defendant reckless - s 1.
A person acted recklessly within the meaning of s1 of the with respect to (i)a circumstance when he was aware of a risk that it existed or would exist; (ii)a result when he was aware of a risk that it would occur; and it was, in the circumstances known to him, unreasonable to take the risk.
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