R v Hunt [1977]


  • Hunt set fire to his flat with the intent to show the council that his flat’s fire alarms were defective


  • Did the fire constitute criminal damage or was there a lawful excuse?


  • Damage, no excuse, conviction upheld


  • An act done to protect property in immediate danger must be capable of protecting that property
  • Setting the property alight further damages it
RELATED CASE  R v Meachen [2006]

Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.

This page was last updated on 23rd December 2014

© 2020 Webstroke Law - Terms and Privacy Policy