*Crawford v Jenkins

Action – Immunity from suit. The claimant issued proceedings against the defendant for false imprisonment and harassment. The judge found that the defendant's complaint to the police, resulting in the claimant's arrest, was protected by witness immunity from suit and, further, struck out the harassment claim. The claimant appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, gave guidance on the scope of the witness immunity rule and held that it had applied to the defendant's complaints to the police. The remaining text messages relied on to establish harassment, even if constituting a course of conduct, were simply not capable of being seen as harassment.

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