Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 239 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Rose LJ, Jackson and Owen JJ

Representation Jonathan Hall (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  David Thomas (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) as amicus curiae.
Judgment Dates: 28 January 2002

Catchwords

Indictment - Offence triable summarily or on indictment - Criminal damage - Particulars - Value of damage - Whether necessary to specify value of damage on indictment.

The Case

Criminal damage is an offence triable either way and is punishable following conviction on indictment with ten years' imprisonment irrespective of the value of the damage caused. It is not necessary to allege the value of the damage in the indictment or to prove the value of the damage.

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