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Wainwright v Home Office [2003]

Facts

  • Two visitors to a prisoner convicted of taking drugs were strip searched upon their entry to the prison
  • The prison officer’s conduct amounted to battery
  • One of the visitors suffered mental injury as a result of this incident

Issue

  • Could the prison authority be liable for this mental injury

Decision

  • No liability

Reasoning

  • There was no intention, nor a relevant tort of privacy
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