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Robson v Hallett [1967]

Facts

  • A police officer was asked to leave premises, having been granted an implied licence to enter to make enquiries
  • Before being given a chance to leave, a relative of the occupier applied force to the officer

Issue

  • Was this force lawful?

Decision

  • No, assault on police officer

Reasoning

  • Although a bare licence may be revoked at any time, an occupier must give that licensee reasonable time to leave
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