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R v MacPherson [1973] RTR 157

The defendant was charged with an offence of taking a conveyance without consent or other lawful authority, contrary to s 12(1) of the Theft Act 1968. He was intoxicated at the time of the offence and sought to raise the defence of intoxication arguing the offence was one of specific intent.

Held:

The offence was a crime of basic intent.
 
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