Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 145 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 194 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court

Maurice Kay LJ and Simon J (Judgment Delivered Extempore)

Representation Raza Husain (instructed by Birnberg Peirce) for the appellant.
  Bozzie Sheffi (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the prosecution.
Judgment Dates: 21 January 2009


Road traffic - Licence - Driving licence - Insurance - Failure to provide documentation - Appellant alleging campaign of harassment by police - Appellant convicted - Whether documents requested for improper purpose - ss 164, 165.

The Case

Road traffic Licence. Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court: If a police officer required the production of documents for a purpose other than that specified in s164(1) of the that request was unlawful and the driver would have a defence to failing to produce those documents.

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