Appeal by case stated against conviction for obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty. The appellant had been protesting. She, correctly, thought the land to be a rivate highway. The police officer had thought it a public hghway and had acted accordingly under the 1980 Act. Held: The appeal failed. The inspector’s … Continue reading McCann v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 21 Aug 2015
The defendant appealed against his conviction for obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty, saying that there had been no evidence that at the time of the events, the officer was acting in the lawful execution of his duty. He purported to be executing a search warrant, but the officer had no … Continue reading Sykes v Crown Prosecution Service (Manchester): Admn 16 Oct 2013
The police had arrested three peaceful but vociferous preachers when some members of a crowd gathered round them threatened hostility. Held: Freedom of speech means nothing unless it includes the freedom to be irritating, contentious, eccentric, heretical, unwelcome and provocative provided it did not tend to provoke violence. There was no reasonable inference available in … Continue reading Redmond-Bate v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 23 Jul 1999
In each case the defendants said that police officers arresting them had not been acting in the course of their duty, and that their resistance had been lawful. . .
The Director appealed dismissal of charges under the Acts against the respondent. There had been a fight in a shopping mall. The mall was private land over which there was a public right of way. The respondent objected when the officer taped off an . .
The defendant appealed against his conviction for obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty. The officers attended the house to search a bedroom of another tenant. The rooms were occupied separately by tenants each with their own . .
The defendant had been charged with assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty. The prosecutor appealed a finding of no case to answer. He had been present in a house when the police executed search warrants. He had refused to obey an . .
Appeals by way of the case stated from conviction by the justices of wilfully obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty, contrary to section 89(2) of the Police Act 1996. The wilful obstruction alleged in the charge against the appellant . .
The court was asked whether the defence of self defence was available on a charge of obstructing a police officer.
Held: ‘The defence of self-defence or defence of another person is, as a matter of law, available in relation to the offence of . .