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N v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police: QBD 29 Nov 2006

The claimant was raped and assaulted by a police officer. She sought damages from the Chief Constable saying he was vicariously liable, saying that the rapist had been wearing his uniform though in fact off duty. Judges: Nelson J Citations: [2006] EWHC 3041 (QB) Links: Bailii Statutes: Police Act 1996 88(1) Jurisdiction: England and Wales … Continue reading N v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police: QBD 29 Nov 2006

Hutchinson v Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Another: QBD 27 Jul 2005

The claimant sought damages for assault by a probationary constable. The constable had been called to a drunken party for Sainsbury’s employees. Held: The claimant had been assaulted. Miss Morgan had introduced herself as a police officer, had threatened the claimant with arrest and had then attempted to carry out the threat or to use … Continue reading Hutchinson v Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Another: QBD 27 Jul 2005

Waters v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis: HL 27 Jul 2000

A policewoman, having made a complaint of serious sexual assault against a fellow officer complained again that the Commissioner had failed to protect her against retaliatory assaults. Her claim was struck out, but restored on appeal. Held: Her claim was arguable. It was possible that the Commissioner owed to her a similar duty as would … Continue reading Waters v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis: HL 27 Jul 2000