British Street preacher to receive £3,250 payout from police over wrongful arrest

(Photo: Unsplash/Aaron Burden)
(Photo: Unsplash/Aaron Burden)

A Christian street preacher arrested “for preaching on gay rights and abortion” has won his legal challenge against West Yorkshire Police.

David McConnell was arrest in December 2019 and held for around six hours, according to The Christian Institute, which supported his case.

He took West Yorkshire Police to court for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and breach of human rights, and has now won his case at Liverpool County Court.

West Yorkshire Police, which admitted liability in court papers, has agreed to pay Mr McConnell £3,250 plus legal costs.

Commenting on his case, McConnell said he was not given a reason for his arrest or asked for his side of the story by officers attending the scene.

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Source: Christian Today