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Innocent Couple caught up in Armed Police Drama gain Compensation

Oct 3 2012


A Saturday afternoon drive for a married couple in Handsworth, Birmingham, came to an abrupt end when their vehicle was surrounded by a number of police vehicles and they were ordered to stop and get out of their vehicle by armed officers. Apparently their hire car had been involved in an incident in Stoke-on-Trent a few weeks earlier.

Despite explaining to the officers that the vehicle had been hired (after the date of the offence), both were arrested and taken to Thornhill Road Police Station. They were detained for a few hours during which they were interviewed and their house was searched. They were released without charge.

We were instructed to pursue a claim for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment which we were successful in establishing without the need to issue Court proceedings. Whilst the arrest was carried out by officers of West Midlands Police, it was under the request of Staffordshire Police. Along with an apology from the Deputy Chief Constable, we managed to secure £5,000 in compensation for our Clients plus destruction of their DNA, photos etc. and arrest details from the Police National databases. In addition, our Client’s legal costs were paid.

The matter was conducted by our Mr G S Kang, Partner.


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