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R (on the application of Jane Laporte) v Chief Constable of Gloucestershire




LTL 13/12/2006; [2007] 2 WLR 46; [2006] UKHL 55; Times, December 14, 2006 2006-12-13

Police decision to turn back coaches from RAF/USAF airbase - scope of police powers to control public demonstrations - effect of Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 sections 60 and section 60AA - whether action short of arrest justified when breach of the peace not sufficiently imminent to justify arrest - whether Albert v Lavin still good law - whether police had shown the least restriction necessary to rights of freedom of speech and peaceful assembly under ECHR articles (10) and (11) - whether preventive action against innocent person justified where no other means of preventing imminent breach of the peace.