Johnson v Director of Public Prosecutions: CACD 1994

A squatter’s purpose in chiselling the locks off a door and replacing them with his own locks, was not to protect the squatter’s own belongings, but to enable him to gain access to the premises and to bring his bed into the premises.
[1994] Crim LR 673
England and Wales
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CitedChamberlain v Lindon Admn 18-Mar-1998
The appellant challenged the dismissal of his private prosecution of the defendant in destroying a new garden wall. The magistrates had found a lawful excuse in that the defendant said that the wall had been constructed to obstruct his private right . .

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