O’Loughlin v Chief Constable of Essex [1998]


  • Following a report from a neighbour that Mrs O’Loughlin had committed an offence in damaging the neighbour’s car, the police arrived
  • The police forcibly entered the house to arrest Mrs O’Loughlin


  • Were the officers allowed to enter forcibly


  • No


  • They must explain their reasons for entry first


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