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Treacy v DPP [1971] AC 537 House of Lords


The defendant posted a letter to a person in Germany containing a demand with menaces. She posted it from England and it was received in Germany. She argued that the demand did not take effect until it was received and therefore she could not be tried in England as the offence was committed in Germany.

Held:

The House of Lords held the demand was made as soon as the letter was posted.
 
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