Facts and Judgment
R v O'Leary (1986) 82 Cr App R 341
The defendant entered a house without a weapon. Once inside he took a knife from the kitchen and took it upstairs to affect the burglary.
The offence was charged under s.9(1)(b) and there was thus no requirement that he had the knife at the time of entry. His conviction was upheld. Back to lecture outline on The Law of Burglary