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Police bail without charge – leaving suspects in limbo

When the police arrest a person on suspicion that they have committed a criminal offence, they can detain the suspect in a police station whilst they carry out an investigation, including by questioning the suspect.

However, the period of detention is subject to statutory time-limits – initially 24 hours from the time of arrival at the police station – although (provided certain conditions are satisfied) this...

By 
Ed Cape
16 October 2019
Speech

Our approach to law and order

It's very easy for the politics of crime to be just about the headlines. Tough talk, eye-catching initiatives, steps to capture the popular mood sometimes seem to be an inescapable part of...

By 
Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
17 November 2009
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Too good an opportunity to miss?

Whoever wins the general election, the next decade is going to be grim. The pre-budget report in December 2009 estimated that the UK government’s budget deficit would be just shy of £178 billion...