Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of MICHAEL CRAIK, CHIEF CONSTABLE OF NORTHUMBRIA) (Claimant) v NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & (1) SIMON JASON PRICE (2) MICK ROSE & 9 ORS (Interested Parties) (2010)

PUBLISHED April 30, 2010

[2010] EWHC 935 (Admin)

To pursue a private prosecution for false imprisonment against a chief constable who had no involvement at all with the person's arrest and detention was hopelessly misconceived, vexatious and an abuse of process, and was serious misconduct that merited the exercise by a magistrates' court of its power to stay proceedings as an abuse of process.

DC (Munby LJ, Keith J)