The following Corporate Crime guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:
they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful authority's consent for their own or another's use, or
knowing that any conveyance has been taken without such authority, drive it or allow themselves to be carried in or on it—the basic offence (TWOC) under section 12(1) of the Theft Act 1968 (TA 1968)
and it is proved that, at any time after the vehicle was unlawfully taken (whether by that person or another) and before it was recovered, the vehicle was driven, or injury or damage was caused
See Practice Note: Taking a conveyance without the owner's consent (TWOC).
The damage must be proved to have been caused in one or more of the following circumstances:
that the vehicle was driven dangerously on a road or other public place
that, owing to the driving of the vehicle, an accident occurred by which injury was caused to any person
that, owing to the driving of the vehicle, an accident occurred by which damage was caused to property, other than the vehicle, and
that damage was caused to the vehicle
The offence is an either way offence. However, when the only aggravated element of the offence is the allegation of damage being caused to the vehicle and/or property, the
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