Sweeney v Westminster Magistrates Court and another

Warrant – Search warrant. The claimant challenged the lawfulness of a search warrant issued by the defendant magistrates court and executed on his home and business premises. The Divisional Court, in allowing the application, held that the warrant had not identified, as far as had been practicable, the articles to be sought in the search and that the information in the warrant had been deficient. Accordingly, it was quashed, and declarations as to the unlawfulness of the warrant and the search were made.

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