Regina v Skipp: CACD 1975

The defendant, presented himself as a contractor, and was instructed to collect and deliver consignments of goods from three different places. Having collected the goods he made off with them. He faced one count of theft in respect of the three consignments. He appealed his conviction.
Held: There had been no appropriation until the last of the goods were loaded, or probably until the defendant deviated from the route to the proper destination. There was therefore no duplicity in the allegation.


[1975] Crim L R 114


Theft Act 1968


England and Wales

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CitedDirector of Public Prosecutions v Gomez HL 3-Dec-1992
The defendant worked as a shop assistant. He had persuaded the manager to accept in payment for goods, two cheques which he knew to be stolen. The CA had decided that since the ownership of the goods was transferred on the sale, no appropriation of . .
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Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.214204