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Redknapp wins his High Court battle

Redknapp wins his High Court battle

Harry Redknapp has won his High Court case against the City of London Police, with the court ruling that the police raid on his Sandbanks home last year was 'unlawful' - as a result they have had to play £1,000 in damages and part of his legal costs.

The court ruled that the search warrant issued was invalid.

Redknapp's solicitor, Mark Spragg, said: 'this was an outrageous abuse of power by the police who ignored the rule book and executed an unlawful search warrant at 6am in the full glare of media coverage which they no doubt organised or at least did not discourage.'

It has been said that a statement will be issued on the Pompey Site later, if/when it is it will be added below...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday May 23 2008
Time: 11:38AM

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Just think; if there hadn't been the police raid then Harry may have got the England job and who knows whether we'd have had won the cup and be looking forward with such optimism? Wasn't it City of London Police who cocked up the investigation into corruption in racing and went after Kieron Fallon like a bull in a china shop?
NinjaTim
23/05/2008 11:48:00
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The damages payment amount is absurd, worth an appeal surely.
007
23/05/2008 12:08:00
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Good news although he has still to be cleared of any wrongdoings which we hope will come shortly. Tim you are right an Internal review into the City of London Police's handling of the Fallon inquiry showed 'serious errors' were made. This was in the papers on Cup Final Day so we would have all missed it.
eastneydave
23/05/2008 12:15:00
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I don't think Harry is worried about the money, it's the Police being wrong. Shame they don't put the same efforts into benefit fraud & save the country a huge fortune.
storagematt
23/05/2008 12:49:00
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Why pay only part of his legal costs? HR may not worry about/need the money but isn't there a principle here? Ironically, as Tim says, perhaps we are ultimately glad the police did what they did.
UKTony
23/05/2008 13:54:00
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8th in the league, FA cup winner, proved the Police were wrong to act as they did, SHOULD shut some of his doubters up!! HARRY REDKNAPPS BLUE AND WHITE ARMY!
pompey4me
23/05/2008 15:03:00
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Sky Sports running that HR won case and was then questioned again by the City of London police before being bailed again.
eastneydave
23/05/2008 19:42:00
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Can someone tell me what Mr Redknapp is alleged to have done the press seem very vague about it all. BTW I am pleased he won his case the Police were well out of order.
Dean1
24/05/2008 01:10:00
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Dean1 - Its something to do with transfer fees of players or one player in particular (to Brimingham, I think). Not too sure of the details, am sure someone else will fill you in. It's a load of rubbish though, Harry hasn't done anything. I hope he comes out the other side of this and then sues the Police again. This time for megga bucks which he can donate to charity if he doesn't want it!
Gandor
24/05/2008 01:27:00
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PS: I think the damages Harry has been paid are absolute rubbish. The man has missed the chance of a lifetime to manage England as a result of that raid. Good for us, no doubt - but what about poor Harry? What about his poor wife? When he clears his name, I hope he throws the book at the Police.
Gandor
24/05/2008 01:47:00
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