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Regina v Burke; HL 24 May 1990

References: [1991] 1 AC 135, Independent 24-May-1990
The defendants appealed against their conviction under the 1977 Act.
Held: To amount to harrassment, the actions complained of need not be such as would give rise of themselves to civil or criminal action.
Statutes: Protection from Eviction Act 1977 1(3)
This case cites:

  • Upheld – Regina v Yuthiwattana CACD ([1984] 128 SJ 661, [1984] Crim LR 562)
    The defendant appealed against his convictions under the 1977 Act.
    Held: Under section 1(2) the deprivation of occupation for one day was insufficient. To constitute an offence, the deprivation had to take the character of an eviction. . .

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