Ryan v County Council of Tipperary (South Riding)

CourtCircuit Court
Judgment Date01 Jan 1921
Cir. Cas.,
County Council of Tipperary (South Riding)

Presumption of destruction - Malicious Damage Act, 1861, s. 51.

A motor bicycle, the property of a policeman, was removed from his residence by armed men, and never seen again. Subsequently it was traced near, but not into, a lake:—Held, as there was strong evidence of malice, the Court was entitled to conclude that the bicycle had been destroyed by being thrown into the lake, and accordingly a decree for its value was given.

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