Monthly Archives: October 2015

Urgent Review Of Time Limits On Police Bail, Says Defence Lawyer Nick Freeman

A full review into the ever increasing police policy of arresting suspects under a blaze of publicity, and then keeping them on bail for month after month, is being called for by a leading criminal defence lawyer. Nick Freeman said a string of recent cases – many involving high profile individuals – demonstrated that police were prematurely arresting suspects before their investigations had reached an appropriate stage. The Loophole lawyer, who began his career prosecuting for Greater Manchester police, said an arrest should only be made once officers had reasonable…Read more