Abbott CJ said: ‘if a reasonable charge of felony is given, a constable is bound to take the offender into custody’.
 2 Car and P 565,  EngR 325, (1827) M and M 35, (1827) 173 ER 1072
England and Wales
Cited – Christie v Leachinsky HL 25-Mar-1947
Arrested Person must be told basis of the Arrest
Police officers appealed against a finding of false imprisonment. The plaintiff had been arrested under the 1921 Act, but this provided no power of arrest (which the appellant knew). The officers might lawfully have arrested the plaintiff for the . .
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Updated: 21 May 2021; Ref: scu.259579