John Lewis Ltd v Tims 
- Tims was caught shoplifting by a John Lewis store’s security guard and was lawfully arrested by the security guard in the capacity of a citizen
- The store’s manager took an hour to decide what to do with Tims, before calling the police
- Had Tims been falsely imprisoned by the store?
- When an arrest is made by the citizen, that citizen is allowed a reasonable period of time in which to decide how to proceed
- 1 hour was reasonable
Posted in Public Law Revision Notes.
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