Prisoners receive £10m in payouts – The Independent

Posted June 27th, 2011 in compensation, false imprisonment, news, personal injuries, prisons by sally

“Prisoners have won more than £10 million in compensation over the last five years, figures show.”

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The Independent, 26th June 2011

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Austrian count who complained over prison underpants wins damages, says lawyer – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2011 in damages, detention, false imprisonment, news by sally

“An Austrian count who complained about his prison underpants has been awarded almost £400,000 after he was held in custody for six days, his lawyer said today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2011

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Home Office falsely imprisoned sex offender – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2011 in detention, false imprisonment, immigration, news by sally

“The Home Office falsely imprisoned a convicted sex offender in immigration detention for two years because of a failure to carry out regular reviews, a court has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 25th May 2011

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Police paid £250,000 in compensation to people arrested over G20 protests – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2011 in damages, demonstrations, false imprisonment, news, police by sally

“The Metropolitan police has paid out more than £250,000 in damages to people arrested in connection with the G20 protests in London in 2009, the bulk of it to 66 activists held during a controversial raid on a squatted building.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2011

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Jailed heroin restraint mother Julia Saker loses appeal – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2011 in appeals, drug abuse, false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“A Kent mother who was jailed for tying up her daughter to stop her buying heroin has lost an appeal against her prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 19th April 2011

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Essex arrest error woman gets pay-out from police – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2011 in compensation, false imprisonment, news, police by sally

“A woman has received compensation from Essex Police after a series of errors led to her being arrested and imprisoned.”

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BBC News, 12th April 2011

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Richardson v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police – WLR Daily

Posted April 4th, 2011 in damages, false imprisonment, law reports, police by sally

Richardson v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2011] EWHC 773 (QB); [2011] WLR (D) 116

“Before a police officer made an arrest, pursuant to section 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, he had to consider, in accordance with the requirements of section 24(4), whether arrest was necessary or whether voluntary attendance at a police station would achieve the objective that he wished to secure.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2011

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Six people jailed in ‘severed thumb’ case – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2011 in conspiracy, false imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Six people involved in the abduction, torture and murder of a restaurant worker from Hertfordshire have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2011

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Regina (Lumba (Congo)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Same v Same (No 2); Regina (Mighty (Jamaica)) v Same; [On appeal from Regina (WL (Congo)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department] – WLR Daily

Posted March 25th, 2011 in damages, deportation, detention, false imprisonment, law reports by sally

Regina (Lumba (Congo)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Same v Same (No 2); Regina (Mighty (Jamaica)) v Same; [On appeal from Regina (WL (Congo)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department] [2011] UKSC 12;;  [2011] WLR (D)  100

 “The unlawful exercise by the Secretary of State of the power to detain foreign national prisoners gave rise to a private law action for the tort of false imprisonment without the need for proof of damage on the part of the prisoners, even though it could be demonstrated that they could and would still have been detained if the power had been lawfully exercised. However, in those circumstances the prisoners had suffered no loss or damage and were entitled to no more than nominal damages.”

WLR Daily, 23rd March 2011

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Foreign prisoners win £1 over UK false imprisonment – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2011 in damages, deportation, false imprisonment, news by sally

“The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the Home Office unlawfully imprisoned two foreign national prisoners in a ‘serious abuse of power’.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2011

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Boss forced to pay £13k to compensate stealing employee – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2011 in cautions, compensation, false imprisonment, news, personal injuries, theft by sally

“A boss who took an employee he caught stealing to the police station with a sign saying ‘Thief’ around his neck has paid £13,000 after the criminal sued for ‘humiliation’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2011

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Concern over mother jailed for restraining daughter on drugs – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2011 in false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“A Kent MP is calling for sentencing guidelines to be reviewed after a mother was jailed for trying to stop her daughter going out to buy heroin.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2011

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M v Hackney London Borough Council and others – WLR Daily

M v Hackney London Borough Council and others [2011] EWCA Civ 4; [2011] WLR (D) 2

“A hospital trust was entitled to rely upon an application for the admission for treatment of a patient under the Mental Health Act 1983 which appeared to comply with section 6(3) of the Act as being a lawfully made application pursuant to the provisions of the Act. Where such an application, completed by an approved mental health professional (AMHP), had failed to comply with those provisions, the failure rendered the patient’s detention unlawful and imposed the responsibility for the unlawful detention upon the AMHP. The statutory defence in section 139(1), which relieved the AMHP from civil liability unless he or she had acted in bad faith or without reasonable care, would be read down by virtue of section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 so as to permit a claim by the detained person for compensation from the AHMP.”

WLR Daily, 17th January 2011

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Student fees protest: lawyers launch legal challenge to kettling – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2010 in demonstrations, false imprisonment, human rights, news, police by sally

“Lawyers have launched a legal challenge to the police tactic of kettling during recent student demonstrations, claiming a breach of human rights.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2010

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Solicitors sue police for wrongful imprisonment – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2010 in false imprisonment, news, police, privilege, solicitors by sally

“Three solicitors were today suing police for wrongful imprisonment after falling foul of strict prison regulations.”

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The Independent, 19th October 2010

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Ex MP Nigel Waterson wins damages from Met Police – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2010 in damages, false imprisonment, news, police by sally

“A former MP who was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his teenage son and daughter has received damages and an apology from the police.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2010

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Murderer Ronald Cheshire jailed for raping girl in 1980 – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2010 in false imprisonment, kidnapping, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A man who raped, kidnapped and falsely imprisoned a teenage girl 30 years ago has been given a nine-year jail term.”

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BBC News, 23rd September 2010

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Palm print led to arrest of teenage rapist 25 years later, court hears – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2010 in burglary, false imprisonment, fingerprints, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

“A teenager who raped a woman in her home and forced her flatmate to join in the abuse was caught by his palm print 25 years later, a court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

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Woman jailed for ‘vicious’ revenge attack – The Independent

Posted June 28th, 2010 in false imprisonment, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

“A carer was today sentenced to a total of seven years in prison for her part in a ‘prolonged and vicious’ revenge attack on her husband’s former lover.”

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The Independent, 28th June 2010

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Former Guantánamo detainees set for payouts after winning secrecy appeal – The Guardian

“British residents held at Guantánamo Bay could be offered millions of pounds in compensation for wrongful imprisonment and abuse after the court of appeal today dismissed an attempt by MI5 and MI6 to suppress evidence of alleged complicity in torture.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2010

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