Regina v Marsh: CACD 19 Jul 1996

Damage caused after the taking of a car need not be at the fault of the driver defendant for the offence of aggravated vehicle taking to have been committed by him. The sole requirement of the subsection was that the driving of the vehicle should have been the cause of the accident.It was not legitimate to require proof that the manner of the driving was the cause of the accident. Although section 12A(2)(a) required that the vehicle should have been driven dangerously, there was no corresponding requirement in the preceding subsections Once the basic offence of taking the vehicle had been established, no further fault was required.


Laws J


Times 19-Jul-1996, [1997] 1 Cr App R 67


Theft Act 1968 12A


England and Wales

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Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.87276