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Tort Cases: Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1987] UKHL 12, [1989] AC 53

The House of Lords unanimously struck out the claim as disclosing no justiciable cause of action, upholding the decision of the judge at first instance and of the Court of Appeal. The claim was struck out on the alternative bases of (i) the police owed no specific duty of care to a member of the general public, and (ii) on public policy grounds.


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