R (on the application of Chatwani and others) v National Crime Agency and another

Warrant – Search warrant. The claimants issued judicial review proceedings, challenging their arrests and search warrants, issued by the second defendant and executed by the first defendant National Crime Agency (the NCA). The Divisional Court held that the arrests had been lawful. However, the search warrants had been unlawful and to an extent further than that conceded by the NCA. Accordingly, it was ordered to deliver up the seized material, and deliver up or destroy all copies, schedules and other work product derived from the seized material. The NCA was further prohibited from using the material or anything derived from it.

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