Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of NICOLAOU) (Claimant) v REDBRIDGE MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (Interested Party) (2012)

PUBLISHED June 20, 2012

[2012] EWHC 1647 (Admin)

An offence had not been committed under the Child Abduction Act 1984 s.1 where a parent of a child under the age of sixteen had been given the appropriate consent to remove the child from the United Kingdom for a defined period, but had kept the child out of the UK after that period had expired. The section did not apply on the failure to return him thereafter.

DC (Richards LJ, Collins J)