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False Imprisonment - HMCTS

The dept represented a client who had 2014 been arrested and transferred to Leeds Magistrates Court as a warrant had been issued for failing to attend Court. He was granted bail at Court. After being granted bail the client was rearrested under the same warrant by the police and detained at Stainbeck Police Station before being transferred to Court. He was immediately released on the basis that the warrant for arrest had been dealt with on the earlier date and therefore this second arrest and detention had no lawful basis. The client had been detained for a period of 14 hours 29 minutes and a claim was settled for false imprisonment.