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false imprisonment,

complete restraint upon a person's liberty of movement without legal justification. Actual physical contact is not necessary; a show of authority or a threat of force is sufficient. The person falsely imprisoned may sue the offender for damages. The suit would be brought against officials improperly issuing warrants for arrest and against private persons for any illegal total restraint of liberty. Release from such illegal restraint may be had through a habeas corpushabeas corpus
[Lat.,=you should have the body], writ directed by a judge to some person who is detaining another, commanding him to bring the body of the person in his custody at a specified time to a specified place for a specified purpose.
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 proceeding. See kidnappingkidnapping,
in law, the taking away of a person by force, threat, or deceit, with intent to cause him to be detained against his will. Kidnapping may be done for ransom or for political or other purposes.
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Ricardo Grant | , 24, of Watcombe Road, Henley Green, Coventry: Admitted kidnapping, having a firearm with intent, false imprisonment, blackmail and GBH with intent.
Tehery Mahmood, 37, of Mears Drive, Stechford, was found guilty of false imprisonment and causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was sentenced to 14 years.
Scotland Yard said: "George O'Dowd, 47, a musician of Ravey Street, EC2, is charged with the false imprisonment of a 28-year-old in Ravey Street on April 28.
Leslie Dowson, 32, Lee Morris, 27, and Anthony Pegg, 36, all face a charge of kidnap, two of robbery and one of false imprisonment.
They were questioned in connection with alleged offences of false imprisonment, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and misconduct in public office.
Steven Taylor, 37, of Johnstone Street, Aston, was found guilty of false imprisonment and sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars.
Two men - one aged 40 of Bolton and one, 30, of Blackburn - were quizzed on suspicion of sex assault and false imprisonment and released on bail last night.
Webb-Harries, said to have been the planner of the incident, was jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to false imprisonment and the more serious offence of inflicting grievous bodilyharm with intent.
The case of a second man, Thomas Kerwin, 22, of Cardwell Street in Liverpool, who denies kidnapping and false imprisonment, will be listed shortly.
The three-judge appellate court panel also reversed the false imprisonment conviction involving Tobias' girlfriend, who he held hostage during a car chase the day after the African- American man was wounded.
Dawn Fields, aged 25, and Jeriah Simpson, aged 20, of Navy Street, Clap-ham, south London, face charges of kidnap, false imprisonment and black-mail.
While three people were jailed for a total of 12 years for false imprisonment and assault causing actual bodily harm, Macleod was given a community order when he admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.