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Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire




[2007] EWCA Civ 325; LTL 24/4/2007

2007-05-21

The Court of Appeal held that the police had been under a duty to take preventative measures to protect Giles Van Colle and had breached that duty.  They had therefore acted incompatibly with the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 Art 2.  The judge's damages award at first instance under the Human Rights Act 1998 s8 had been too high and should be reduced.