Rathband and another (appointed under CPR 19.8(1)(b) to represent the Estate of Rathband Deceased) v Chief Constable of the Nothumbria Constabulary

Negligence – Duty to take care. The Queen's Bench Division held that the claimants claim in negligence in respect of the deceased police officer shot in the course of duty by an armed assailant dangerous assassin had to fail as the decision of the superintendent in charge of the manhunt operation not to issue a warning was a decision which fell within the scope of the rule of public policy that the police did not owe a private law duty of care.

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