[2011] EWHC 773 (QB)

A teacher, who had been arrested and detained after voluntarily attending a police station following allegations that he had assaulted a pupil, was awarded damages for false imprisonment on the basis that his arrest had been unlawful; the arresting officer having failed to show that she had reasonable grounds for believing that his arrest was necessary, as required by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.24(4).

QBD (Birmingham) (Slade J)

29/03/2011

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