Bodden v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis: 1990

A magistrate’s power to order the detention of someone who wilfully interrupted the proceedings of the court includes ‘all incidental powers necessary to enable the court to exercise the jurisdiction in a judicial manner’, and specifically in this case the power to direct that the person be brought before him.


[1990] 2 QB 397, [1990] 2 WLR 76, (1989) 154 JP 217, [1989] 3 All ER 833


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedWard v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and others HL 5-May-2005
The claimant had been taken under warrant to a mental hospital, but was found not to be suffering any mental illness. She complained that the arrest was unlawful, since the police officer had not been accompanied by the people named on the warrant. . .
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Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.224766