‘In my view, the time has come to recognise the legal duty of the police force to take action to protect a particular individual whose life or safety is, to the knowledge of the police, threatened by someone whose actions the police are able to restrain. I am not convinced that this requires a development of the common law but, if it does, I am sanguine about that prospect. Certainly, I do not believe that rules relating to liability for omissions should inhibit the law’s development to this point’. (Lord Kerr in his dissenting judgment in Michael v Chief Constable of South Wales (2015) UKSC 2) Discuss the extent to which the police owe a duty of care to individuals in the tort of negligence.