Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police – Times Law Reports

Posted August 4th, 2008 in duty of care, law reports, police by sally

Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police

House of Lords

“Considerations of public policy precluded the imposition of a common law duty of care on police who, in discharging their public duty of combating and investigating crime, had not protected a member of the public from a violent attack, the risk of which and the identity and whereabouts of the likely attacker he had reported to them.”

The Times, 4th August 2008


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