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Lord Hanningfield VS Essex Police decision tomorrow

By James_Chron  |  Posted: February 14, 2013

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TORY peer Lord Hanningfield who was jailed for a House of Lords expenses fiddle

will learn tomorrow morning the outcome of his High Court claim for more than

£6,000 damages from police who he accuses of unlawful arrest and detention.

After

a day and a half of legal argument at London's

High Court one of the country's top judges, Mr Justice David Eady reserved

judgment in the case a week ago. He will now give his decision at 9.45 tomorrow

morning.

The

72-year-old peer claims his arrest over the alleged fraudulent use of the

corporate credit card while leader of Essex County Council was unlawful and

unnecessary.

Dring

the hearing he told the judge he was "traumatised" and almost had a breakdown

following his arrest and detention in September 2011.

At

the time he had been out of prison for just a few days after serving nine weeks

of a nine month sentence imposed at Chelmsford Crown Court in the July after he

was found guilty of six counts of false accounting and ordered to pay back more

than £30,000.

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