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Everyone should carry a copy of this case, Richardson v Chief Constable West Midlands. It makes plain that on a voluntary attendance the police cannot presume to arrest. They must consider a voluntary interview. PACE clearly states that the police need to establish the necessity for an arrest. Without a compelling reason like DNA or fingerprints at the scene of a crime there is unlikely to be such a necessity and voluntary attendances should be dealt with by way of a voluntary interview.

Read the full text here: Richardson v West Midlands Police

voluntary_interviews.1492869452.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/04/22 13:57 by frescom