North Yorkshire Police Considers ‘Bizarre’ Ruling to Be Implemented Across the UK
The Police in North Yorkshire has considered a legal ruling which has been dubbed “bizarre” by chief constables across the UK. The new ruling will put an end to the practice of releasing people on bail and calling them back for further questioning later. Police forces can no longer release anyone on bail for more than 96 hours without either being in a position to charge or release them.
After the release period, the police officers would not be able to question suspects and can only re-arrest them if they have any new evidence.
North Yorkshire Police’s Temporary Deputy Chief Constable, Tim Madgwick, said, “We are currently considering its implications on policing in North Yorkshire and are working closely with our criminal justice partners as well as our regional and national colleagues on the matter”.
Home Secretary Theresa May said that the ruling was of great concern and they may appeal against the decision. The Association of Chief Police Officers and the Crown Prosecution Service are now looking forward into the potential consequences of the new ruling.
Meanwhile, the North Yorkshire County Council has announced that it has received up to £16.4m by the Government to improve the internet speed in areas which have limited connectivity.
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