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Aggravated Burglary

Theft Act 1968, s.10

(1) A person is guilty of aggravated burglary if he commits any burglary and at the time has with him any firearm or imitation firearm, any weapon of offence, or any explosive; and for this purpose -

(a) "firearm" includes an airgun or air pistol, and "imitation firearm" means anything which has the appearance of being a firearm, whether capable of being discharged or not; and

(b) "weapon of offence" means any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to or incapacitating a person, or intended by the person having it with him for such use; and

(c) "explosive" means any article manufactured for the purpose of producing a practical effect by explosion, or intended by the person having it with him for that purpose.

A person guilty of aggravated burglary shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for life.

Further Information Available

Further advice on burglary can be found by following this link.

There are many different types of aggravated burglary but it is important that you get legal advice before committing yourself to interview under caution.


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