R (on the application of Hicks and others) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Arrest – Arrest without warrant. In considering the claimants' appeals in respect of whether their arrest and detention had been lawful under art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the police actions had been lawful by reason of art 5(1)(c) of the Convention. The arrest and detention had been with the intention of bringing the claimant detainees before the competent legal authority at the time of arrest. Accordingly, their appeals were dismissed.

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