Criminal law – Theft. The appellant's appeal against his conviction for theft, for stealing his cousin's property, was allowed. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, quashed the appellant's sentence on the basis that he had acted pursuant to a null and void power of attorney, and accordingly, the specified exceptions under s 4(2) of the Theft Act 1968 did not apply. The appellant's son's renewed application for leave to appeal against his conviction for conspiracy to defraud was rejected as the Recorder had applied the correct legal principles and thoroughly reviewed the evidence and accordingly, there was no basis to interfere with his decision.