Castorina v Chief Constable of Surrey [1988]

Facts

  • Following an office break in, the police had only one suspect, Castorina
  • The manager of the office assured the police that Castorina would not have where to buy generic xanax committed the crime
  • Castorina was arrested, detained and then released without charge

Issue

  • Was Castorina falsely imprisoned

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • Being an only suspect may be a reasonable ground for arrest
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