Osman v Southwark Crown Court: Admn 1 Jul 1999

The defendant appealed against his conviction for assaulting a police officer. He complained that he had been subjected to an unlawful assault, in that before being searched under the 1994 Act, the officer had not given his details.
Held: The obligation on an officer to provide his name, number and station was mandatory and a pre-condition to a lawful search. The search was unlawful;. And the officer was not acting in the course of his duty.


Times 28-Sep-1999, [1999] EWHC Admin 622




Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 2(3)(a), Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 60(5)


England and Wales

Crime, Police

Updated: 07 December 2022; Ref: scu.139886