Practice and Procedure

R v NASIR ZAHID (2010)

PUBLISHED October 5, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 2158

Offences committed under the Firearms Act 1968 s.5 were strict liability offences, therefore an offender had no defence as a matter of law to possession of ammunition on the basis that he believed he was carrying an innocent object.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Flaux J, Spencer J)