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Hills v Ellis

[1983] QB 680

Case summary last updated at 06/02/2020 12:21 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Hills v Ellis

D witnessed a fight, thought the policeman was arresting the wrong person and tried to tell him to arrest the other one instead, grabbing the policeman’s arm. He was charged with obstructing a policeman in the course of his duty and convicted. His appeal was dismissed on the grounds that he had no lawful right to interfere, even if his motive was good. 

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