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R v MacPherson [1973] RTR 157

The defendant was charged with an offence of taking a conveyance without consent or other lawful authority, contrary to s 12(1) of the Theft Act 1968. He was intoxicated at the time of the offence and sought to raise the defence of intoxication arguing the offence was one of specific intent.


The offence was a crime of basic intent.
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