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On what basis would you claim? I presume they acted under Pace?
I'm really sorry but I'm afraid there is no claim on this basis. Come what may, there was an allegation that concerned you.
It could have been done in local council offices but they don't have to just because that is an option. The choice to perform an interview at the police station rather than the local council offices doesn't amount to negligence. It might amount to a complaint to the IPCC but they may well have an explanation. DNA and prints etc can only be taken at the police station.
Informing the media is something they are free to do. Some forces have a policy of not doing so until charge but that is only policy. Breach is not unlawful.
If they reported inaccurately then that might give you a claim against the relevant media source in defamation.
In terms of arrest warrants, they have power under PACE. They don't need a court warrant.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Not against the police easily.
It isn't justifiable to destroy a person's reputuation on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations. That is the whole complaint about allegations of sexual abuse.
In fairness though, the wrongdoer is the accuser not the police. They have to investigate.
Their justification for releasing identities is that they need to do so to encouarge other witnesses to come forward. I have to say that it rather appears to me that they could do that by using a description of the offence rather than naming literally every suspect.
There were sued in relation to ASBOs on the basis that it breached the right to private life but the facts were rather different. They had a policy at that time of naming and shaming and printing images literally all over the local area of anti social youths.
I suppose you could argue the point but you would effectively be asking a court to find that it is over bearing of the police ever to release the name of a person arrested to the media before charge and that is a big request. In your favour this isn't the type of case where there are likely to be other offences really.
It is never a strong chance. This is always going to be a protest action. It is an action that you take if you are prepared to write off the costs. You may succeed and that is great if you do but the chances are never strong.
Tuckers have a solicitor that sues the police.
I think that McCormacks do as well.
Most criminal firms are in turmoil over the new changes at the moment though.