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Unsworth v DPP [2010]

Facts

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

Issue

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

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • 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)
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