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R v Mohan

[1976] QB 1

Case summary last updated at 11/01/2020 14:31 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case R v Mohan

D drove his car quickly when a policeman ordered him to stop. The car almost hit the policeman and D was charged with attempted ABH against the policeman. The judge directed that D had to have been at least reckless that ABH would be caused. CA allowed appeal against D’s conviction since in attempted crimes it had to be proved that D intended the crime regardless of normal rules of mens rea. 

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