R v Deyemi 
- The defendant was in possession of a firearm contrary to the Firearms Act 1968, which provided for a strict liability offence
- Could a mens rea requirement be read into the statute
- Where Parliament intends a strict liability offence, no mens rea requirement (of reasonable belief) will be read in
- It is Parliament’s policy to prevent the spread of firearms
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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