Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 261 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Dyson LJ, Silber J and Judge Beaumont QC

Representation Andrew Jefferies (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for G.
  Alan Newman QC and Isobel Ascherson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for R.
  Richard Witham and Basil Hillman (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 17 July 2002

Catchwords

Criminal law - Damage to property - Recklessness as to whether property would be destroyed or damaged - Recklessness - Whether accused could be convicted of offence on basis of recklessness when no thought was given to risk but, by reason of age or personal characteristics, risk would not have been obvious to accused even if he had thought about it - ss 1(1), (3).

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