Moped Crime & Police Driving

After the recent footage of 'moped crime' and Police driving, the law and the stated case of R v PC Craig Bannister [2009] explained.

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Failure to Disclose Intelligence

Did the appeal succeed when it was shown the Crown failed to disclose intelligence about other suspects in the case of Jason Garland [2016]

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What do the Police have to 'disclose' before interviewing a suspect

Before a suspect is interviewed the law states that the suspect must be given sufficient information to enable them to understand the nature of any such offence, and why they are suspected of committing it. PACE Code C11.1.a

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Reform needed re Disclosure

A review is being undertaken by the police and CPS into the causes of the Liam Allen trial collapse, but there are deeper concerns that need addressing: underfunding of the police and CPS, cuts to legal aid and the rise in unrepresented defendants, the culture of “victim belief” in reports of sexual offences and how the Criminal Cases Review Commission deals with unused material.

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