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Redmond Bate v DPP

[1999] Crim L R 998

Case summary last updated at 06/02/2020 12:04 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Redmond Bate v DPP

Some Christian fundamentalists were allowed to preach in a place and a policeman, seeing the crowd becoming hostile and fearing a breach of the peace, asked them to stop. They refused and he arrested them for obstructing a policeman in the course of his duty. The divisional court said that the policeman could not compel a citizen to desist from lawful conduct and that ECHR article 10 includes speech that is offensive and provocative. 

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