Case - Cumming v Chief Constable of Northumbria Police

[2003] EWCA Civ 1844, Court of Appeal - David Wilby QC

The fact that a small number of people could be identified as the only ones capable of having committed the offence could, in principle, afford reasonable grounds for suspecting each of them of the offence. The reasonableness of a police officer's decision to arrest had to be considered bearing in mind the effect on the suspects' right to liberty under Art.5 European Convention on Human Rights.

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