TITLE

Public Order Act 1986, s. 5: Lawfulness of Arrest; Police Act 1996, s. 89(2): Resisting Police Constable in the Execution of Duty

AUTHOR(S)
Newman, Chris
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Criminal Law;Dec2005, Vol. 69 Issue 6, p460
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the lawfulness of the arrest of a person who resisted a police officer in the execution of duty. The mens rea element for the offense required that the defendant wilfully obstructed a constable in the execution of his duty. There is no evidence presented that the appellant did not understand that he was being arrested.
ACCESSION #
19107909

 

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