Aiding

The person who drives the getaway car for someone carrying out a robbery would be aiding the robbery.

Under Sec 8 of the Accessories and Abettors Act 1861  'Whosoever shall aid, abet, counsel, or procure the commission of [any indictable offence], whether the same be [an offence] at common law or by virtue of any Act passed or to be passed, shall be liable to be tried, indicted, and punished as a principal offender.'  

In Attorney General’s Reference (No.1 0f 1975) the Court of Appeal held that each of the four words, aid, abet, counsel and procure, had a separate meaning.


Aiding meaning to give  help, support or assistance either before the crime, Bainbridge (1959) (supplying oxygen-cutting equipment used to carry out the crime), or at the time of the offence Betts and Ridley (1930) (acting as a lookout). The person who drives the getaway car for someone carrying out a robbery would be aiding the robbery so he would be a secondary party/offender.

 

 

Liability of Secondary Parties

 

 

Encourage

Help

Before the crime

Counsel

Procure

At the time of the crime

Abet

Aid

 

Abetting;

Counselling;
Procuring;

Secondary Party;

Joint Enterprise;

Joint Principals;

Actus Reus For Secondary Participation;

Mens Rea For Secondary Participation;

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