Necessity Test (10456_16)


Please can you explain what a necessity test is in relation to an Officer making an arrest.

And also please explain what is – reasonable grounds for making an arrest.

And if there are no witnesses but just one allegation from one person – what reasons would persuade an Officer to undertake an arrest especially when the accursed protests his innocence.

What factors would influence an officer’s decision in such an undertaking to carry out an arrest.


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