Here's one you may win on an appeal as a point of law!. The Official Secrets Act was introduced in 1888, as a result of the acquittal of a chap called Charles Marvin. Marvin worked at the FO & was prosecuted under the larceny Act for the theft of a Government Document. The details of this document were leaked to newspaper but the case collapsed againt Marvin at Bow Street when he had showed that he had not stolen anything but memorized the entire text of the document. The prosecution recognised he phenomenal memory and withdrew it prosecution.!!!