An assault on Hill? Police liability in negligence positively narrowed – UK Police Law Blog

Posted February 8th, 2018 in appeals, negligence, news, police, Supreme Court by tracey

‘In Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2018] UKSC 4, the Supreme Court made significant inroads into the principle that the police cannot be sued in negligence save in exceptional circumstances as a result of alleged failures in their core operational duties. Now, where a third party such as a pedestrian is injured as a result of a negligent arrest on the street by a police officer, the police are liable in negligence where that injury was a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the police’s actions.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 8th February 2018