R (on the application of CHIEF CONSTABLE OF SOUTH YORKSHIRE) v (1) SHEFFIELD CROWN COURT (2) ALUMINIUM RECYCLING (UK) LTD (Defendants) & BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC (Interested Party) (2014)
PUBLISHED January 24, 2014
 EWHC 81 (Admin)
A Crown Court judge had erred in ordering the return of property to the company from which it was seized as the police had been authorised to retain it, given that there were reasonable grounds for believing it was obtained as the result of an offence and its retention was necessary to prevent it being concealed, lost, damaged, altered or destroyed.
QBD (Admin) (Stewart J)