||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 26 (May)
|| EWCA Civ 980
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Laws, Smith and Rimer LJJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Margaret Phelan (instructed by Polpitiya & Co) for the claimant.
||Sarabjit Singh (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
||29 April 2010
False imprisonment - Damages - Detention following arrest on suspicion - Claimant being wrongly arrested and detained for approximately one month - Judge awarding £8,500 damages - Judge declining to award aggravated damages - Whether judge erring.
False imprisonment Damages. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the claimant was entitled to a total award of 17,500 damages, comprised of 12,500 damages and 5,000 aggravated damages, in circumstances where the he had been unlawfully imprisoned for approximately one month.
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