Asylum seekers claim £300,000 compensation for wrongful detention – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in asylum, children, false imprisonment, news by sally

“Six asylum seekers are reportedly claiming £300,000 in compensation for being wrongly detained by immigration officials.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2008


Sacked estate agent jailed for torture of former boss – The Times

Posted June 24th, 2008 in blackmail, false imprisonment, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

“An estate agent who kidnapped her former employer and had him tortured for seven hours in revenge for being sacked was jailed for ten years yesterday.”

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The Times, 24th June 2008


Man deported by mistake wins Home Office payout – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in deportation, false imprisonment, news by sally

“The Home Office yesterday agreed to pay an undisclosed sum in an out-of-court settlement with a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin who was deported to Pakistan in error.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008


Briton sues over deportation as failed asylum seeker – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2008 in asylum, deportation, false imprisonment, news by sally

“A 30-year-old British citizen with schizophrenia was taken into custody and flown by immigration officers to a foreign country where he had no connections and was allegedly beaten up because he could not speak the language and could not make himself heard.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2008


Algerian demands ‘long-awaited’ apology from Jack Straw over arrest – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in compensation, detention, false imprisonment, news, terrorism by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has been refused permission to appeal against a ruling that it should compensate an Algerian man wrongly jailed for five months on suspicion of training one of the September 11 hijackers.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2008


Shed torture trio release by 2011 – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2008 in false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“Three people who imprisoned and tortured a man in the Forest of Dean are to be released after serving half of their sentences.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008


Woman who lured ‘healer’ jailed – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2008 in conspiracy, false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who lured a faith healer back to Luton, where he was later murdered, has been jailed for two years.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2008


Dunn v Parole Board – WLR Daily

Posted April 18th, 2008 in false imprisonment, law reports, parole by sally

Dunn v Parole Board [2008] EWCA Civ 374; [2008] WLR (D) 110

“In the context of CPR Pt 11, the limitation provisions within s 7(5) of the Human Rights Act 1998 provided a defence to a claim rather than going to jurisdiction, so that a failure to apply to strike out within 14 days of acknowledging service did not preclude a defendant from applying to strike out a claim on the basis of limitation.
The Court of Appeal so stated when dismissing the appeal of the claimant, Peter Dunn, from a decision of Judge Darroch, sitting in the Norwich County Court on 29 March 2007, striking out his claims against the defendant, The Parole Board, under the Human Rights Act 1998 and for false imprisonment arising out of his detention after recall to prison from that part of his sentence he was serving on licence in the community. There had been delay in the management of the case by the defendant. The grounds of appeal were that: (i) the court should have determined under CPR Pt 11 that the filing of an acknowledgment of service by the defendant precluded it from arguing the issue of limitation under s7(5) of the 1998 Act; (ii) the judge erred in finding that the claim for false imprisonment had no real prospect of success; (iii) the case was appropriate for the court to extend the period for bringing the claim under s7(5) of the 1998 Act.”

WLR Daily, 17th April 2008


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (SK) (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted February 26th, 2008 in asylum, damages, deportation, false imprisonment, law reports by sally

Regina (SK) (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Queen’s Bench Division

“A failed asylum-seeker awaiting deportation whose detention had not been properly reviewed had been deprived of safeguards prescribed by law and was entitled to damages for false imprisonment. His detention had been arbitrary and unlawful and contrary to the right to liberty enshrined in article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 26th February 2008


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Youth’s appeal clears way for thousands to sue police – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2008 in damages, false imprisonment, news by sally

“The court of appeal opened the way yesterday for thousands of suspects to claim damages for false imprisonment if they were kept waiting in a police station pending a Crown Prosecution Service decision on what offence to charge them with.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2008


Activists who handcuffed Hodge cleared – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2007 in demonstrations, false imprisonment, news by sally

“Two fathers’ rights campaigners who handcuffed former children’s minister Margaret Hodge during a protest were cleared yesterday of false imprisonment. Fathers4Justice activists Jonathan Stanesby, 41, and Jason Hatch, 35, shackled the MP for Barking during a family law conference at the Lowry hotel in Salford in 2004.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2007