Court for Crown Cases Reserved
12 Cox C.C. 59 (1871)
Mr. Townley (defendant) removed dead rabbits from land that was property of the Crown. The rabbits had recently been killed by poachers, but it was unclear whether Townley had participated in the killings. Townley was convicted of stealing the rabbits. He challenged the conviction.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bovill, C.J.)
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