R v Hunt 
- 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
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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