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28 day limit on Police Bail announced

The Home Secretary Theresa May has announced she has plans to place a 28 day limit of police bail.

Announcing that she believes it is not right that people spend months or years on police bail with no oversight of what is happening.

Believing there should be a statutory limit placed on police bail will ensure people do not spend months or years on bail.

A number of serving officers have told Police Hour that on average results take 8 weeks to come back from the forensic labs meaning they are now worried that they would have to release offenders without charge because of the proposed restrictions based on the limitations the government is planing.

Another Officer has told Police Hour larger criminal investigations such as murder and historic sexual investigation would require much more time due to the amount of statements and forensic tests that would need to be carried out which would cause potential offenders to be released without charge.

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