1 All ER 628
Adler v George
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
LORD PARKER CJ, PAULL AND WIDGERY JJ
30 JANUARY 1964
30 January 1964. The following judgments were delivered.
LORD PARKER CJ.
Section 3 of the Official Secrets Act, 1920, provides that:
“No person in the vicinity of any prohibited place shall obstruct, knowingly mislead or otherwise interfere with or impede, the chief officer or a superintendent or other officer of police, or any member of His Majesty’s forces engaged on guard, sentry, patrol, or other similar duty in relation to the prohibited place, and, if any person acts in contravention of, or fails to comply with, this provision, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.”
In the present case the appellant had obtained access–it matters not how–to, and was on, Marham Royal Air Force station on 11 May 1963, and it was found that he there and then obstructed a member of Her Majesty’s Royal Air Force.