Larceny Act 1916
|Long title||An Act to consolidate and simplify the Law relating to Larceny triable on Indictment and Kindred Offences.|
|Royal Assent||31 October 1916|
|Commencement||1 January 1917|
|Repealing legislation||The Theft Act 1968, s.33(3) & Sch.3, Pt.I|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
The definition of larceny for the purposes of the Act was: a person steals who, without the consent of the owner, fraudulently and without a claim of right made in good faith; takes and carries away anything capable of being stolen, with the intent at the time of such taking, permanently to deprive the owner thereof. Notwithstanding that, being the bailee or part owner thereof, fraudulently converts the same to his own use or the use of some other person other than the owner.
Section 23 provided maximum penalties for a number of offences of robbery and aggravated robbery.
Section 24 created the offence of sacrilege.
Section 25 created the offence of burglary.
Sections 29 to 31: see blackmail.
Section 32 related to false pretences.
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