Ali v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and another

False imprisonment – Elements of tort. The claimant's appeal to the Chancery Division failed. He had claimed that he had been falsely imprisoned by the police when he had sought to remove his daughter from a hospital run by the defendant NHS trust, and a member of the security staff had wrongly informed the police that his daughter was subject to a child protection order. The Chancery Division held that the judge at first instance, in dismissing the claim for false imprisonment and negligence, had applied the right test and had arrived at the right answer. What had been said to the police had amounted to the mere provision of information.

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