Rice v Connolly [1966]

Facts

  • A member of the public who was acting suspiciously near a crime scene refused to answer a police officer’s questions; he was not under arrest

Issue

  • Was the member of the public obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty in not answering the questions?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • There is no duty to answer a police officer’s questions; no obstruction of an officer in the execution of his duty despite making the officer’s job more difficult
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