Overseas Decisions Bulletin



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Police



Regina (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and Anor (Liberty intervening)

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom: [2015] UKSC 79.
Judgment delivered: 17 December 2015.
Coram: Lady Hale, Lord Clarke, Lord Reed, Lord Toulson and Lord Hodge.
Catchwords:
Police — Powers — Stop and search — Senior police officer authorising officers to stop and search for offensive weapons even where no grounds for suspicion — Authorisation covering limited area and lasting for 17 hours — Claimant stopped and searched — Whether stop and search power “in accordance with the law” — Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, s 60 (as amended by Knives Act 1997, s 8, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, s 25(2) and Serious Crime Act 2007, s 87(1)) — Human Rights Act 1998, Sch 1, Pt I, art 8.
Held (5:0): Appeal dismissed.





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