Emelia Gahan, Solicitor from our Manchester office, has contributed an article to ALARM on the recent judgment in Neale v DPP  regarding whether or not a person suspected of being in breach of Covid-19 regulations is required to provide the police with their details.
‘A person suspected of breaching COVID-19 regulations is not required by law to give the police their name and address, a recent appeal (Neale v DPP ) has ruled. However, it is imperative to ensure officers are fully versed in their powers of arrest and are aware that, irrespective of this recent appeal, they are not prevented from arresting summary offenders using Section 24 of the Policing and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. This particular arrest arose out of the Welsh Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations (Regulations) and not the Coronavirus Act 2020.’
To read Emelia’s article in full, please visit the News section of the ALARM website at https://www.alarmrisk.com/news/case-files-covid-19-breach-arrest-overturned
For further information on this matter please speak to your contact at Plexus Law:
Emelia Gahan | Solicitor
T: 0161 2457 955 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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