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Mcleod v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1994]

Facts

  • Due to the imminent divorce of Mr and Mrs McLeod, Mr McLeod asked for a police officer to accompany him in retrieving possessions from the McLeod’s joint property due to the potential for a breach of the peace which could be caused by Mrs McLeod
  • Upon entry with a police officer, Mrs McLeod was not present, only her 70 year old mother

Issue

  • Was the accompaniment lawful

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • There was the potential for a breach of the peace
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