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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 fiddlewill 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.

Aftera day and a half of legal argument at London'sHigh Court one of the country's top judges, Mr Justice David Eady reservedjudgment in the case a week ago. He will now give his decision at 9.45 tomorrowmorning.

The72-year-old peer claims his arrest over the alleged fraudulent use of thecorporate credit card while leader of Essex County Council was unlawful andunnecessary.

Dringthe hearing he told the judge he was "traumatised" and almost had a breakdownfollowing his arrest and detention in September 2011.

Atthe time he had been out of prison for just a few days after serving nine weeksof a nine month sentence imposed at Chelmsford Crown Court in the July after hewas found guilty of six counts of false accounting and ordered to pay back morethan £30,000.

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