With reference to section 6 (1) of the Theft Act (1968) the act of appropriating the property of another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of what is rightfully theirs will be regarded as theft.

In R v Lavender (1994) the defendant removed some doors from council flats that were due for demolition and fixed them on his girlfriend’s flat. The defendant was charged and convicted.

The defendant had the intention of permanently depriving another of what was rightfully theirs and therefore was guilty of theft.

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