Practice and Procedure

R v SHWAN FARAJ (2007)

PUBLISHED May 4, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 1033

Defence of property as a defence to a charge of false imprisonment was not dependent upon whether the defendant had reasonable grounds for suspecting that the complainant was a burglar, but only upon whether in fact he believed that the complainant was a burglar.

CA (Crim Div) (Tuckey LJ, Bennett J, Langstaff J)