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Roberts v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police [1999]

Facts

  • 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

Issue

  • Did this constitute false imprisonment

Decision

  • Yes, damages awarded for 2 hours

Reasoning

  • Charge not unlawful though
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