Court of Appeal
“While it was not reasonable to expect the police to answer in damages to every individual whose life or health might have been spared or saved by more competent police work, where someone’s life or safety had been so firmly placed in their hands as to make it incumbent on them to take at least elementary steps to protect it, unexcused neglect to do so could sound in damages if harm resulted. ”
The Times, 17th March 2008
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