Man wrongly detained over murder of PC Harper to sue police – The Guardian

‘An innocent man who spent weeks in prison accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper before proceedings against him were dropped is taking legal action against the police.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2020

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Man sues Met police over injuries suffered in alleged racist arrest – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2020 in complaints, London, news, police, racism, stop and search, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A man who suffered a broken wrist and damage to his arm and shoulder after he was detained outside his home in what he believes was a wrongful racist arrest is suing the Metropolitan police over his injuries.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2020

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Man wrongly convicted under coronavirus law, Met police admit – The Guardian

‘A 21-year-old man has been wrongly convicted under coronavirus laws, the Metropolitan police have admitted, as concerns grow over the use of emergency powers.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Woman ‘wrongly charged under new law’ – BBC News

‘British Transport Police has admitted wrongly charging a woman who was fined £660 under coronavirus legislation.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2020

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Charges dropped against more than 100 Extinction Rebellion protesters – The Guardian

‘More than 100 Extinction Rebellion protesters have had charges against them dropped after the ban forbidding protest in London last month was ruled unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2019

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Christian preacher accused of racism gets wrongful arrest payout – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2019 in Christianity, freedom of expression, Islam, news, police, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A Christian street preacher who had his Bible confiscated as he was handcuffed by police has been awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2019

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Michael Barrymore drops police compensation claim – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2019 in appeals, bereavement, compensation, news, police, wrongful arrest by sally

‘Michael Barrymore has dropped a compensation claim for being arrested over the death of a man at his home.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2019

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Unlawful arrest – inadequate grounds for suspecting person to be guilty of an offence – UK Police Law Blog

‘Where a court finds a wrongful arrest, it is often due to inadequate grounds for belief in its necessity. However, a brief judgment in Smith v Police Service for Northern Ireland [2019] NIQB 39 is a demonstration of where there is a lack of reasonable suspicion that the person arrested has, themselves, committed the offence. Also of interest is the sum for damages – £3,550 for the unlawful arrest and ten hours’ consequent unlawful detention.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 10th May 2019

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Sheffield tree protesters win wrongful arrest payout – The Guardian

‘Campaigners who were wrongfully detained while protesting against tree felling in Sheffield have been given a £24,300 payout by South Yorkshire police.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2019

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Nominal damages only for technically unlawful arrest and detention – UK Police Law blog

Posted December 14th, 2018 in damages, detention, news, police, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘The latest decision of the Court of Appeal in Parker v Chief Constable of Essex Police [2018] EWCA Civ 2788 is important for all police lawyers. The facts are quite detailed but, essentially, where the police perform an unlawful arrest (which would result in unlawful detention), the arrested person will receive only nominal damages where they could and would have been lawfully arrested had the correct procedures been followed.’

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UK Police Law blog, 13th December 2018

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Police win Michael Barrymore wrongful arrest challenge – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2018 in appeals, compensation, damages, false imprisonment, murder, news, police, rape, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘Police have won a challenge against a decision that had paved the way for entertainer Michael Barrymore to receive substantial damages over a wrongful arrest he says destroyed his career.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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Judge backs Michael Barrymore in damages claim against police – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2017 in damages, news, police, wrongful arrest by sally

‘Entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to more than nominal damages from Essex police over a wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2017

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Michael Barrymore demands ‘substantial damages’ from Essex Police over wrongful arrest – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 24th, 2017 in damages, news, police, wrongful arrest by sally

‘Entertainer Michael Barrymore should get substantial damages from Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which destroyed his career, the High Court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2017

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Former Army captain Rachel Webster to sue the Government over Ihat raid – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 15th, 2016 in armed forces, damages, Iraq, news, war, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘A decorated war veteran has made an emotional demand for the government to shut down its “witch hunt” into historic allegations of abuse in Iraq. Rachel Webster, a former captain, announced she was suing the Ministry of Defence over her wrongful arrest by investigators in January 2014.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2016

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Michael Barrymore ‘wins legal battle over wrongful pool death arrest’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 27th, 2016 in damages, murder, news, wrongful arrest by sally

‘Michael Barrymore has won his claim that police wrongfully arrested him over the murder of a man found dead in his swimming pool, it has been reported.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2016

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Police must confront ‘poison of decades-old misdeeds’, Home Secretary tells officers at annual conference – The Independent

‘The police must confront the “poison of decades-old misdeeds”, the Home Secretary Theresa May has told officers, raising hopes that she is close to ordering an inquiry into police misconduct during the 1980s miners’ strike.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2016

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Wiltshire Police ‘sorry’ for wrongful arrest – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in compensation, complaints, news, police, public order, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A woman has received £9,000 and an apology from Wiltshire Police after being unlawfully arrested and held in a cell for hours.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2014

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Kristy Robinson wins £2,350 damages over wrongful arrest – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, assault, damages, domestic violence, news, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A victim of domestic violence has been awarded £2,350 from Gwent Police after she was arrested when she phoned for help.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2014

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Man wrongly convicted of sexual assault is freed after 17 years in jail – The Guardian

‘A man who spent 17 years behind bars after being wrongly convicted of a sexual assault has been freed by the court of appeal after DNA evidence pointed to another man as the perpetrator.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2013

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Lawyers of refugees who were wrongly jailed criticised by Appeal Court – The Independent

“The Appeal Court has criticised the lawyers of five refugees who were wrongly jailed for carrying false documents after fleeing their countries under the threat of persecution.”

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The Independent, 30th July 2013

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