Richardson v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police – WLR Daily

Richardson v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2011] EWHC 773 (QB); [2011] WLR (D) 116

“Before a police officer made an arrest, pursuant to section 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, he had to consider, in accordance with the requirements of section 24(4), whether arrest was necessary or whether voluntary attendance at a police station would achieve the objective that he wished to secure.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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1 Response to “Richardson v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police – WLR Daily”


  1. 1 Alexander Amatosi April 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Without cases of principle, such as this, the police will continue to bend the legislation for the sake of procedure without due regard to the law, or, indeed, the assumption at the common law that depriving someone of their liberty is no small matter.

    (You can see more details about the case on my journal (if anyone is interested: http://www.alexanderamatosi.com/law/2011/4/12/a-matter-of-principle.html)


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