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Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
Regina v. Faulkner
Citation:13 Cox C.C. 550.
Defendant was a seaman on board the Zemindar. The ship was returning home with a cargo of rum, sugar and cotton. The defendant went into the hold where the rum was stored with the intention of stealing some rum. He bore a hole into the side of a cask and, while trying to put a spile in the hole, he had a lighted match in hand, causing the rum to catch fire. The entire ship was destroyed.
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