Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of IQBAL) (Claimant) v LUTON & SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & BEFORDSHIRE POLICE AUTHORITY (Interested Party) (2011)

PUBLISHED February 23, 2011

[2011] EWHC 705 (Admin)

Where property had been retained on suspicion of money laundering offences under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.22, the police were entitled to a period of grace between the expiry of that power and the exercise of the power of re-seizure under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 s.294. There was no requirement to return the property before it could lawfully be re-seized.

QBD (Admin) (Pill LJ, Supperstone J)