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Jean?works?as?a?newly?appointed?therapist?in?the?Wombledon?Wellbeing?Clinic.?Leaving?work?one?day,?she?was
distressed?to?find?graffiti?scribbled?over?her?locker.?In?addition?several?items?belonging?to?her?were?missing?from
the?locker.?She?told?Polly,?the?manager?of?the?Clinic,?about?the?incident?and?that?the?offences?must?have?occurred
after?lunch?since?her?locker?had?been?untouched?when?she?looked?at?mid?day.?Jean?added?that?she?suspected?four
other?therapists?namely?Amy,?Ben,?Chloe?and?Dipak,?had?acted?together?in?carrying?out?the?graffiti?and?the
thefts.?Jean?said?that?that?she?suspected?them?since?they?had?all?been?very?hostile?to?her?and?seemed?to?resent?her
appointment?because?she?is?better?qualified?than?they?are.?
Polly?called?Amy?into?her?office?and?told?her?that?if?she?confessed?she?would?not?call?the?police.?Amy?then
admitted?she?had?painted?graffiti?on?the?locker?but?she?added?that??Chloe?had?nothing?to?do?with?it?.?Jean?came
across?Ben?in?the?kitchen?and?accused?him?of?having?taken?some?framed?photographs?from?her?locker.?Ben?did
not?reply?but?rushed?out?of?the?premises?and?did?not?return?for?two?hours.?The?next?day?Polly?decided?to?call?the
police?who,?after?talking?to?Polly?and?Jean,?cautioned?and?arrested?Amy,?Ben,?Chloe?and?Dipak.?They?were?taken
to?a?designated?police?station?for?interviews.?
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Amy?was?first?interviewed?by?police?who?refused?her?request?for?a?solicitor?on?the?grounds?that?since?she?had
been?arrested?once?some?years?ago?she?should?know?her?rights.?Amy?then?told?the?interviewing?officer?that?she
and?Dipak?did?write?graffiti?and?that?they?would?find?the?paints?they?used?in?her?consulting?room.?She?added?that
she?had?intended?to?wipe?off?the?graffiti?before?the?paint?dried?but?that?Dipak?had?stopped?her.?Police?later
conducted?a?lawful?search?of?this?room?and?found?the?paints.?Ben?was?interviewed?in?the?presence?of?a?solicitor
and?police?told?him?that?they?had?a?CCTV?film?of?him?opening?Jean?s?locker.?This?was?in?fact?a?lie?since?the
CCTV?cameras?had?not?been?working?at?that?time.?Ben?then?confessed?to?having?taken?some?items?from?the
locker.?Chloe?was?interviewed?by?police?also?in?the?presence?of?a?solicitor.?She?suffers?from?severe?panic?attacks
and?was?on?that?occasion?very?anxious?to?get?home?to?get?her?medication.?The?solicitor?advised?her?not?to
respond?to?police?questions?about?the?alleged?offences.?Chloe?replied??No?comment??to?all?police?questions?at?the
interview.?At?his?police?interview,?where?a?solicitor?was?present,?Dipak?refused?to?answer?questions?but?his
solicitor?handed?police?a?prepared?written?statement?in?which?Dipak?claimed?that?Jean?and?he?were?good?friends
and?that?she?had?given?him?several?framed?photographs?from?her?collection.?
Amy,?Ben,?Chloe?and?Dipak?were?charged?with?theft?and?criminal?damage.?At?the?trial?all?plead?not?guilty.?Chloe
plans?to?testify?that?on?the?day?the?alleged?incidents?took?place?she?had?left?work?before?lunch?to?pick?up?her
little?girl?from?nursery?and?did?not?return?that?day.
Assessment?Criteria?for?written?coursework:?
i)?Accurate,?analytical?and?comprehensive?identification?of?the?factual?and?legal?issues?involved.
ii)?Application?of?the?current?law?to?these?issues.
iii)?Acceptable?use?of?English?and?a?well?structured?approach?to?the?question.
iv)?Inclusion?of?properly?cited?references?to?relevant?cases,?statutes?and?academic?texts.?