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Police statement – Lord Hanningfield v Essex Police court judgement

February 15, 2013, 2:40 pm

The High Court has today (Friday 15 February) released its judgement into the case of Lord Hanningfield v Essex Police. Please find below the Essex Police response (the force will not be making any further comment at this time):
Essex Police is disappointed with todays judgment and are considering the merits of appealing the decision. We note that the court accepted that officers had acted in good faith and that they had honestly believed the arrest was necessary. The decision to arrest is never taken lightly and we recognize the right of individuals to challenge such decisions before the Courts.

 
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