Re T (Wardship: Impact of Police Intelligence) [2009] EWHC 2440 (Fam) (7 October 2009)

Family Law Newswatch report

The police informed the court dealing with the father's contact application in respect of a ward of court that there was credible intelligence to the effect that the father had taken out a contract to have the mother murdered while at court, although they had taken the decision not to investigate the claim further; the police requested that this information not be disclosed to the father, his family or any of the family's representatives. A judgment was given describing the procedure adopted, and flagging up lessons to be learned.