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R v Bevans (1988) 87 Cr App R 64

The appellant forced a doctor at gunpoint to provide him with an injection of morphine for pain relief. The appellant argued that his demand was made in order to relieve his pain not to make a gain for himself.

Held:

It mattered not whether the doctor gave him ampoules or morphine or injected him directly with morphine in each situation 'property' had been gained and therefore it fell within the ambit of the offence of blackmail.
 
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