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R (Redknapp) v Commissioner of the City of London Police [2008]

Facts

  • (Harry) Redknapp appealed his conviction for carrying out illegal financial transactions regarding football
  • He claimed that evidence found in a search of his house should be excluded as a magistrate had not been rigorous enough in granting a search warrant

Issue

  • Could the evidence be excluded?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Search warrants issued under s 8 PACE must comply with PACE; a magistrate may not issue a warrant with is both for ‘specific premises’ and ‘all premises’
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