Haynes v Harwood [1935]


  • The defendant left his horse unattended
  • The horse attempted to attack a child who was provocing the horse
  • A police officer, the claimant, was injured trying to protect the child


  • Was the defendant liable for leaving his horse unattended


  • Liability allowed


  • Leaving the horse unattended had created a danger ‘ready to be sparked off’
RELATED CASE  Talcott v National Exhibition Co [1911]

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