Unsworth v DPP [2010]


  • Unsworth chopped parts of a neighbour’s tree, which was blocking light from her kitchen


  • Did Unsworth have a lawful excuse to the offence of criminal damage?


  • Yes


  • Unsworth honestly believed that her property was in danger, and such a belief need not be reasonable under the Criminal Damage Act, s 5(3)
RELATED CASE  R v Scarlett [1993]

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