Walker v The Commissioner of The Police of The Metropolis: CA 1 Jul 2014

The minimal extent of a person’s detention by a police officer who was not exercising the power of arrest would not prevent his detention from being unlawful and amounting to false imprisonment. It was held to be false imprisonment for a police officer to stand in the front doorway of a house so as to prevent the claimant from leaving, even for a very short time, but it was not a deprivation of liberty within the meaning of article 5.


Rimer, Tomlinson LJJ, Sir Bernard Rix


[2014] EWCA Civ 897, [2014] WLR(D) 289, [2015] 1 WLR 312, [2015] 1 Cr App R 22


Bailii, WLRD


England and Wales

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CitedJalloh, Regina (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department SC 12-Feb-2020
Claim for damages for false imprisonment brought in judicial review proceedings challenging the legality of a curfew imposed upon the claimant, purportedly under paragraph 2(5) of Schedule 3 to the Immigration Act 1971.
Held: The Court of . .
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Police, Torts – Other, Human Rights

Updated: 05 June 2022; Ref: scu.533673