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Law Reports: Court of Appeal (Case involving exonerated man).



PRACTICE – Pleadings – Striking out – Allegations of sexual abuse of child made by mother against father — Police officer interviewing father and child — No prosecution brought but subsequent report of police officer leading to care proceedings — Allegations of abuse later found to be fabricated — Father and child bringing action in negligence, misfeasance in public office and conspiracy to injure — Whether claims arguable — Whether police immune from suit — Whether claim to be struck outL (A Child) and Another v Reading Borough Council and Another CA: Otton and Keene LJJ and Maurice Kay J: 12 March 2001

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