Damages case clears insurance policy uncertainty

In 2002, Bedfordshire Police Authority received an insurance claim from the owners of Yarl Wood Detention Centre, Bedfordshire, following a riot where significant damage, theft and destruction of property was caused. Under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886, liability for loss and/or destruction of property lies with the police authority.

Insurers refused to indemnify Bedfordshire Police Authority for such losses, maintaining that such claims were not covered under the excess public liability insurance

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected].

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have an Insurance Age account, please register now.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: