Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of HAWKES) v DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS (2005)

PUBLISHED November 2, 2005

A conviction for assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty could not stand where the officer had exercised his powers unlawfully by arresting the defendant for a purported actual breach of the peace in the absence of any violent conduct.

[2005] EWHC 3046 (Admin)