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R (on the application of W by his parent and litigation friend PW) (Claimant) v (1) COMMISSIONER OF POLICE FOR THE METROPOLIS (2) RICHMOND-UPON-THAMES LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendants) & SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Interested Party)

PUBLISHED May 11, 2006

The power of a police officer to "remove" a person under 16 to his place of residence pursuant to the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 s.30(6) was coercive. However, an officer exercising that power was not free to act for a purpose other than that for which the power was conferred.

[2006] EWCA Civ 458