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false imprisonment/arrest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfalse imprisonment/arrestfalse imprisonment/arrestthe illegal act of putting someone in prison or arresting them for a crime they have not committed false
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false imprisonment/arrestAn action of damages may be brought for false imprisonment. 3.If anyone prevents you from doing so, you can sue for false imprisonment.Lombardy was stopped and arrested on suspicion of rape by force; rape with a foreign object and false imprisonment.Was recently awarded £30,000 damages against Thames Valley Police for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.But she was spared from that ordeal when Anthony Bourgois pleaded guilty to charges of false imprisonment and carrying a knife.The rest included allegations of wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and loss of property.The boy admitted false imprisonment and wounding.He denies false imprisonment, assault and blackmail.
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