Roberts v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police [1999]


  • Roberts was arrested and charged at a police station
  • The grounds for his charge were not reviewed after 6 hours, they were reviewed after 8 hours, 2 hours too late


  • Did this constitute false imprisonment


  • Yes, damages awarded for 2 hours


  • Charge not unlawful though
RELATED CASE  Foulkes v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police [1998]

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