Hanway v Boultbee: 30 Nov 1830

A person may use a proportionate degree of force to defend himself, or others, from attack or the threat of imminent attack, or to defend his property or the property of others in the same circumstances.


[1830] 1 M and Rob 15, [1830] EngR 887, (1830) 4 Car and P 350, (1830) 172 ER 735 (B), [1830] EngR 888, (1830) 174 ER 6


Commonlii, Commonlii


England and Wales

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CitedDirector of Public Prosecutions v Bayer, Hart, Snook, and Whistance Admn 4-Nov-2003
The defendants protested the growing of genetically modified crops. The prosecutor appealed dismissal of charges of aggravated trespass for them having entered a crop and attached themselves to tractors. The district judge decided they had genuine . .
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Torts – Other, Crime

Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.187494