Galwinder Singh Kang from our Wrongful Arrests and False Imprisonment department recently handled a claim against Essex Police for a client who had been wrongly arrested on 2 November 2020. He was arrested in the early hours of the morning from his home address on suspicion of fraud. He was handcuffed and taken to the local police station. It later turned out that the matter related to his partner, and it had been dealt with almost a year earlier. Our client was de-arrested and released from custody. It was only a short period of arrest of about one hour, but the circumstances justified aggravated damages. In an out of court settlement, without an admission of liability, Essex Police paid our client compensation of £3000 which is a good size award for a short period of time.