Repohensible

What happened to the elderly gentleman in ‘Grim repo’ was deplorable. But the Theft Act 1968 requires the CPO to prove someone "dishonestly appropriated property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it. So the police were right (on this occasion!).

Asked on 31 January 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
Theft Act 1968 Basic definition of theft:
— (1) A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it; and “thief” and “steal” shall be construed accordingly.
— (1) A person’s appropriation of property belonging to another is not to be regarded as dishonest if he appropriates the property in the belief that he has in law the right to deprive the other of it, on behalf of himself or of a third person.
Many thanks. It’s a snatchback charter, then. People have no rights.
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