Cases: Criminal Law

R v Anderson [1986] AC 27

R v Anderson [1986] AC 27 is a Criminal Law case concerning Participation in crime. Facts: The defendant provided supplies to a prisoner to help him escape from prison. Consequently, the prisoner managed to escape. However, the defendant argued that he did not believing that it would actually work. Issue: The main issue in R…

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R v Yip Chiu-Cheung [1995] 2 All ER 924

R v Yip Chiu-Cheung [1995] 2 AII ER 924 is a Criminal Law case, concerning Participation in Crimes. Facts: The defendant was conspiring with an undercover policeman in order to bring 5kg of heroin, in return for money. However, the latter was acting with the authority of his superiors. Issue: The main issue in R…

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R v Shillam [2013] EWCA Crim 160

R v Shillam [2013] EWCA Crim 160 is a Criminal Law case concerning Participation in crime. Facts: The defendant was a regular purchaser of cocaine. He used to re sell it for money. Evidence showed that he was in frequent contact with defendant A only and not with any other alleged conspirator. Hence, the jury…

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R v Walker [1962] Crim LR 458

R v Walker [1962] Crim LR 458 is a Criminal Law case, concerning Participation in Crimes. Facts: In short, the defendant and two other men were convicted of conspiracy to rob. Issue: The main issue in the case of R v Walker [1962] Crim LR 458: The defendant’s statement to the police showed only that…

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AG’s Reference (No 3 of 1992)

AG’s Reference (No 3 of 1992) is a Criminal Law case. Facts: In short, the defendant and others threw a petrol bomb at a car and its occupants. However, they were acquitted of attempted aggravated arson. The judge ruled that recklessness on the part of the defendant as to whether life would be put in…

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