Wamala v Home Office and another

Immigration – Detention. The claimant citizen of Uganda, suffered injuries following an aborted removal from the United Kingdom by the second defendant removal company, engaged by the first defendant Home Office. The claimant brought a claim for damages for assault. A preliminary issue was ordered as to whether there was lawful justification for the use of force to convey the claimant to Heathrow or to put him on or remove him from the flight. As it was accepted that no removal direction had been issued for that flight for the claimant's removal, the Queen's Bench Division held that the determination of the case required a full hearing.

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