You can also sue for false imprisonment if you were wrongly arrested. For example:
- the police believed that there were conditions on your bail (when there weren’t) or their record of your bail conditions was inaccurate
- the police believe that there was a court warrant for your arrest, when in fact that warrant had been withdrawn, or had already been dealt with
If you think that you may have a false imprisonment claim, please complete the form below or give us a call.
We represented a client who was not released from HMP Wormwood Scrubs when he was granted bail at the Crown Court. He remained in prison for a further 51 days before he contacted his solicitors to find out what was going on with his case. His solicitors found out that he had not been released and alerted the prison. We obtained compensation of £7,500 for him, together with payment of his legal costs.
A client who was arrested and detained at Plumstead police station by police acting in reliance on a court warrant for his arrest that was in fact “backed for bail”. This meant on being arrested he should have been bailed to attend court but instead police kept him in police custody to appear at court the next day. He was detained unlawfully for just under 21 hours. We obtained £5,000 compensation for him and payment of his legal costs.