Case link: Attempt – impossibility – Anderton v Ryan BAILII: [1985] UKHL 5 ; [1985] AC 560

“My Lords, it has been strenuously and ably argued for the respondent that these provisions involve that a defendant is liable to conviction for an attempt even where his actions are innocent but he erroneously believes facts which, if true, would make those actions criminal, and further, that he is liable to such conviction whether or not in the event his intended course of action iscompleted. The question is whether the language used by the draftsman in section 1(3) [Criminal Attempts Act 1981] compels this result.”

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