R (Rickets) v Basildon Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2010 in charities, gifts, law reports, theft by sally
“If goods were left outside a charity shop it could be inferred that it was the owner’s intention to donate them as a gift to the shop, and they were not abandoned but remained the property of the person who deposited them until taken into the control or possession of the charity; and if some other person removed the goods in the meantime he might be found to have committed an offence of theft.”
WLR Daily, 15th July 2010
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