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Ashley & Anor v Chief Constable of Sussex




LTL 27/7/2006; [2006] EWCA Civ 1085;Times, August 30, 2006 2006-07-27

The Court of Appeal held that a defendant could rely on self-defence to a claim for damages for assault and battery if he showed that he mistakenly but reasonably and honestly thought that it was necessary to defend himself against attach or an imminent risk of attach, and that the force he used was reasonable.