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Innes v Wylie [1844]


  • A police officer was blocking a doorway
  • The claimant ran into him and bounced off, suffering personal injury


  • Could a claim in either battery or false imprisonment succeed?


  • No


  • In the battery claim, there was no intent, nor an act; the act was of the claimant
  • In the false imprisonment claim, the officer had just omitted to move, so had again not acted
  • Both claims therefore failed
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