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Topp v London Country Bus [1993] 1 WLR 976 Court of Appeal.

The defendant bus company left a mini-bus in a lay-by overnight. It was unlocked and the keys left in the ignition. The driver who was expected to pick the bus did not turn up for his shift. Thieves stole the bus and drove it away. Unfortunately the bus knocked a woman off her bicycle and killed her. Her husband brought an action for damages.


The bus company did not owe a duty of care for the acts of the third party. It was not foreseeable that thieves would take the bus and run a woman off her bicycle.
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