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Haynes v Harwood [1935]

Facts

  • The defendant left his horse unattended
  • The horse attempted to attack a child who was provocing the horse
  • A police officer, the claimant, was injured trying to protect the child

Issue

  • Was the defendant liable for leaving his horse unattended

Decision

  • Liability allowed

Reasoning

  • Leaving the horse unattended had created a danger ‘ready to be sparked off’
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