Hayes v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police [2011]

Facts

  • An officer arranged a meeting with a suspect in a public place, as the suspect wished not to ‘discuss’ at a police station
  • The officer then arrested the suspect

Issue

  • Had the officer falsely imprisoned the suspect?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • No false imprisonment as the arrest was lawful
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