Met Police wins kettling appeal
Friday 20 January 2012
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has won an appeal against a High Court ruling over kettling tactics during the G20 demonstrations in 2009.
High Court judges found officers used "unjustified force". But yesterday Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, ruled the High Court had applied the wrong test in assessing the police action.
His ruling is a blow to Hannah McClure, a student, and Josh Moos, a campaigner for Plane Stupid, who challenged the legality of the "violent" restraint methods used by officers at the Camp for Climate Action in Bishopsgate on 1 April 2009. Both now face heavy legal bills.
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