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>That probably explains why they tell people to lock their doors. I'm not
>of any criminal offence in NSW of "unlawful entry". Perhaps in the UK?
There is Unlawful Entry, but it's based on your intent.
If you "happen to walk into a house" and look around and leave, and you had
NO intent to walk in, nor was there any intent to touch anything or comfit
and offence, then no law, civil or criminal is contravened.
But if you intend to steal something, or look to see if there is something
to steal, then it is unlawful.
You can be sued by the Shop owner for unlawful entry into the show if you
intended to rob the shop and the owner can prove it :) But it's pretty
hard to show intent of something that hasn't happened.
One well documented case was a husband who conspired to murder his (ex)wife
(NSW), he wrote the facts down before he went to his wife's house.
He entered the house, with a key, which was legal. Went to the bedroom,
saw his wife asleep and couldn't go through with it.
Several weeks later, a PI (hired by the wife) searching the guys trash,
came across the hand written notes. Took them back to the wife to warn her
as he didn't know when this was going to happen.
Later when the wife was talking to a neighbor, the neighbor reveled that
they had seen him arrive on a particular night, enter the house and several
minutes later leave.
The rest is in the archives of our law cases :)