Meekey v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2021] 2 WLR 648

“The case was concerned with competing applications relating to a substantial cache of firearms seized some years ago in the course of Operation Trident. Specifically, there was an application by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, for their destruction and an application by the man from whom they were originally seized (and who had since served a sentence of imprisonment in that regard) for their return. It prompted the court to examine how the law on the conversion of chattels and the limitation of actions applies to applications under the Police (Property) Act 1897 and also to consider what evidence is required regarding the legal basis of the seizure in order to allow for an application for destruction under the Firearms Act 1968 …”

ADDED Monday 10th May 2021