Sweet v Parsley 
- The defendant did not know that students were smoking on his premises
- The defendant was convicted of an offence which had no mens rea requirement
- Was the defendant’s lack of knowledge relevant?
- Yes, no conviction
- A mens rea aspect will be implied into an offence where there is no contrary intention by Parliament
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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