|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 163 (Jan)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)|
Richards LJ and Cranston J (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||John Thackray (instructed by Legal Services Department, East Riding of Yorkshire Council) for the authority.|
|Craig Hassall (instructed by Amber Solicitors, Hull) for the respondent.|
|Judgment Dates:||27 January 2012|
Criminal law - Trial - Stay of proceedings - Abuse of process - Respondent providing taxi service to local authority investigating officer in breach of licensing laws - Respondent unaware that passenger being investigating officer - No other evidence of criminal activity - Justices finding actions of authority being excessive - Justices ordering stay of proceedings - Whether justices erring in finding conduct going beyond simply providing respondent with opportunity to commit crime.