Bennett v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police

Proceeds of crime – Costs. There would be cases where the very fact that an individual had been found in possession of a large sum in cash, together with the circumstances in which it had been seized, would call for an explanation and raise an inference that, in the absence of a reasonable explanation, the cash was recoverable property. As the present was manifestly such a case, the Divisional Court dismissed the appellant's appeal by way of case stated against the judge's decision to make no order for costs after the respondent Chief Constable withdrew an application for forfeiture of cash seized.

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