Regina v Tyrrell: 1894


The court considered whether a girl between the ages of 13 and 16 could be convicted of aiding and abetting a male who had had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
Held: A person for whose protection an offence has been created cannot be convicted of aiding and abetting a person who commits the offence against her. Parliament could not have intended that a statute passed to protect girls also made girls punishable under it.

[1894] 1 QB 710
Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 5
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The prosecutor appealed against a successful appeal by the defendant against his conviction for murder. He and an opponent had engaged in a street battle using guns. His opponent had shot an innocent passer by. The court was now asked as to whether . .

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Updated: 11 November 2021; Ref: scu.196595