*Walker v Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis

False imprisonment – Damages. The police had been called to an incident in which the appellant had been implicated. The officer had blocked the appellant in a doorway and told him to calm down otherwise he would be arrested. The appellant pushed the officer and a fight broke out. The appellant's claim for damages for false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution was dismissed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the appeal in respect of the claim for false imprisonment. There had been a brief 'technical' imprisonment arising from the appellant's unlawful detention in the doorway for which he would be awarded £5.

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