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|Text of statute as originally enacted|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. Provided that a person may be guilty of stealing any such thing notwithstanding that he has lawful possession thereof, if, being a bailee or part owner thereof, he fraudulently converts the same to his own use or the use of any 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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