Malicious prosecution Let's go! Get a FREE consultation with a police complaints expert Your Name Phone Number Let us call you Do you feel that you have been maliciously prosecuted by the police? A claim for malicious prosecution can come about under the following circumstances; The covering up of errors in a case Police informers conspiring with officers Not being informed of a charge at the time of arrest Wrongful arrest / false imprisonment – link to other page Illegal detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 link https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/20/contents Illegal detention under the Immigration Act 1971 link https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1971/77/contents To claim for malicious prosecution, a person must have had legal proceedings brought against them as a result of malice on the part of members of the police or the prosecution authority. If proceedings were continued after it being clear that the defendant was innocent of wrong doing. We are on hand to offer advice on your situation.