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Must a police officer identify at court a driver stopped for a traffic offence?
No, said the Divisional Court in Bates v Crown Prosecution Service
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Can a football banning order prohibit attendance at matches involving only specified teams?
No, said the High Court in Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Thorpe (CLW/15/44/9).
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Criminal Law Week
Can a prosecution be started before any necessary consent from the Attorney-General has been given?
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Criminal Law Week
Are Uber private hire drivers committing the offence of using a taximeter?
No, said the High Court in Transport for London v Uber London Ltd and others (CLW/15/40/3).

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Is it appropriate to require certain offences always to be disclosed in criminal record certificates?
Yes, said the High Court in R (W) v Secretary of State for Justice (CLW/15/36/3).
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Does a defendant have to be ‘under the Queen’s peace’ to be guilty of murder?
No, said the Court of Appeal in R v Adebolajo and another (CLW/15/36/1).

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Can the IPCC revisit its own recommendation not to recommend disciplinary action?
The following article is written for Police Professional by the editors of Criminal Law Week. Criminal Law Week is used by criminal justice professionals – including police officers, the CPS, judges and lawyers – to stay up to date with changes in criminal law. Published 46 times a year, each issue summarises important cases and legislation, keeping you on top of the latest developments regarding offences, police powers, the rules of procedure and evidence, and more. Incisive commentary is also provided by James Richardson Q.C., the editor of Archbold. Our online service gives you access to all Criminal Law Week issues, from 1997 to today. These are pulled together in a fully-searchable database, complemented by annotated key criminal legislation. For more information about Criminal Law Week, or to sign up for a free trial of our online service, please visit www.criminal-law.co.uk or call 01483 414 599.
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Is a constable acting within the execution of his duty if he asks a person to stop in order to question him?
Yes, said the High Court in Tester v Director of Public Prosecutions (CLW/15/34/2).
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Can the police obtain admissible evidence under a data protection request?Can the police obtain admissible evidence under a data protection request?
The following article is written for Police Professional by the editors of Criminal Law Week. Criminal Law Week is used by criminal justice professionals – including police officers, the CPS, judges and lawyers – to stay up to date with changes in criminal law. Published 46 times a year, each issue summarises important cases and legislation, keeping you on top of the latest developments regarding offences, police powers, the rules of procedure and evidence, and more. Incisive commentary is also provided by James Richardson Q.C., the editor of Archbold. Our online service gives you access to all Criminal Law Week issues, from 1997 to today. These are pulled together in a fully-searchable database, complemented by annotated key criminal legislation. For more information about Criminal Law Week, or to sign up for a free trial of our online service, please visit www.criminal-law.co.uk or call 01483 414 599.
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Can a police employee provide expert evidence that items found on a defendant are magic mushrooms?
Can a police employee provide expert evidence that items found on a defendant are magic mushrooms?
Yes, said the High Court in R (Wright) v Crown Prosecution Service (CLW/15/31/1).

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