Wood v Director of Public Prosecutions – Times Law Reports

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in assault, law reports, police, restraint by sally

Wood v Director of Public Prosecutions

Queen’s Bench Division

“Where a police officer restrained a person, but did not at that time intend or purport to arrest him, he was committing an assault, even if an arrest would have been justified.”

The Times, 23rd May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pleae note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Review of the use of restraint in juvenile secure settings – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 25th, 2008 in press releases, restraint, young offenders by sally

“Justice Minister David Hanson has made a written ministerial statement on the review of the use of restraint in juvenile secure settings.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

MPs urge curb on restraint techniques in child jails – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2008 in children, news, prisons, restraint by sally

“The use of restraint techniques involving deliberate physical pain in privately run child prisons should be abolished without delay, according to a report from MPs and peers published today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers ban child restraint techniques – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in children, news, restraint by sally

“Two restraint techniques used on children in custody have been suspended by ministers after medical concern. The so-called nose distraction, involving a painful upward chop against the septum, and the ‘double basket’, whereby the arms are crossed and held behind the back, are banned while their safety is checked.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Eye spray used on ‘unruly pupils’ – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2007 in news, restraint, school children by sally

“Police used pepper spray to restrain two 15-year-old pupils after officers were called to a school disturbance.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child restraint rules challenged – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2007 in judicial review, news, restraint, young offenders by sally

“A judicial review will be conducted at the High Court into the use of physical restraint to control children detained in secure training centres.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk