Criminal law – Obstructing constable in execution of duty. The appellant appealed by way of case stated against his conviction for wilfully obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty, alleging that he was immunised by an alleged assault by the police officer. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the appeal, held that, even if the appellant had been the victim of an assault, it provided him with no defence. However, the push given by the officer to the appellant had been lawful, as the reasonable use of force had been authorised by s 3 of the Criminal Law Act 1967.