Criminal law – Theft. The defendant's convictions for six counts of theft from a housing association under s 1(1) of the Theft Act 1968 were unsafe because the case and evidence presented at trial could not in law sustain counts of theft. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed the defendant's appeal and, in doing so, refused to substitute verdicts of guilty with some other offence. The court also gave guidance on the interpretation of appropriation.