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Regina (Bates) v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary – Times Law Reports

Regina (Bates) v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“A court order requiring the police to return items seized under a search warrant could not be enforced because no time had been set for compliance with the order.”

The Times, 21st July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police chief escapes jail for refusing to hand over seized material – The Guardian

“A chief constable was criticised by three judges today for defying a high court order to return computer hard drives containing evidence of suspected child abuse to an expert witness.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police chief Colin Port risks career by refusing to return child abuse data – The Times

“A chief constable could face jail and an end to his 35-year police career for defying a High Court order to return computers suspected of holding a huge collection of child abuse images to a controversial expert witness.”

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The Times, 27th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Harry Rednapp lawyer takes on the police again over search warrant – The Times

“The lawyer who has put a police chief’s job on the line over a search warrant is the same man who represented Harry Redknapp in his successful claim over a dawn raid on his home.”

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The Times, 27th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Damian Green leaks civil servant sacked – The Guardian

“Christopher Galley dismissed as junior Home Office civil servant for passing information to Tory Damian Green.”

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The Guardian, 24th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Commons committee to launch rival investigation into Damian Green affair – The Guardian

“A Commons select committee is going to launch its own inquiry into the arrest of the Tory MP Damian Green, it said today (9 December).”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bill to allow Commons searches with no warrant – The Independent

“The vow by Commons Speaker Michael Martin to prevent ‘unauthorised’ raids on MPs’ offices in the wake of the Damian Green affair was seriously undermined last night as it emerged that the Government is preparing new laws to allow investigators to mount parliamentary searches without a warrant.”

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The Independent, 7th December 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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