Dorset Yacht Co Ltd v Home Office 
- Prisoners escaped from a rehabilitation program on an island
- During their escape, they crashed into the claimant’s boat
- The defendant’s had failed to prevent the escape – an omission
- Could the claimants recover?
- Yes – recovery allowed
- As damage was done during the escape, it was foreseeable, further damage, such as when on land would not be
 UKHL 2
Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.
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