Regina (Hewitson) v Chief Constable of Dorset Police and another: QBD 18 Dec 2003

The claimant had been arrested under an extradition warrant. He complained that the police took the opportunity to search his girflriend’s nearby flat. The police responded that the search was conducted under a common law power of search attached to the warrant for his arrest.
Held: The search was unlawful, since the connection between the claimant and the flat was tenuous. A request by the police to extend th ecommonlaw pronciples was not allowed.


Times 06-Jan-2004, [2003] EWHC 3296 (Admin)




Extradition Act 1989 8(1)(b)


England and Wales


AppliedRegina v Commissioner of Police for The Metropolis, ex parte Rottman HL 16-May-2002
The defendant had been arrested under an extradition warrant issued under the Act. The police had searched his premises, and found further evidence which was used to support the application for extradition. He challenged the collection and admission . .
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Updated: 08 June 2022; Ref: scu.190237