Pre-Charge Police Bail: An Assault on Liberty

Peter Tatchell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Peter Tatchell

70,000 people are languishing in a form of legal limbo in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - neither charged nor free. More than 5,000 of these people have been on police bail for more than six months. Indeed, some entirely innocent people have been left on pre-charge bail for years before their cases have been dropped or thrown out of court.

Freddie Starr Case Proves 'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' - The Law Must Change

Philip S Smith | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Philip S Smith

Their life is in limbo, they cannot make professional or personal plans with confidence since they are unaware as to how the investigation will proceed and with what end result. Their careers will invariably be rudely interrupted. The potential domestic impact is obvious.

Calls For Police Bail Time To Be Limited

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

More than 57,000 people are currently on police bail, with thousands waiting over six months to discover whether they will be charged, research shows....

Police Release Shocking Footage Of Hit And Run

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Police have released shocking CCTV footage of a hit and run incident in Manchester as they appeal for the public’s help to trace a man. One of th...

Suspected Killer 'Was Drug User On Bail'

PA | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK

A man suspected of killing two people in their own homes is a known drug user who had been released on court bail, the detective leading the manhunt h...

Abu Qatada Bail Conditions Among Toughest Imposed Since 9/11

PA | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK

A radical cleric who poses a serious risk to the UK's national security will live under some of the toughest bail conditions imposed since the Septemb...

Radical Clerica Abu Qatada To Be Released On Bail 'In Days'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada will be released on bail within days, an immigration judge has ruled. In a strongly worded statement, the Home Off...

Woman Accused Of 'Racist' Tram Rant Is Granted Bail

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

Emma West, the woman charged with racially-aggravated public order offence after a video showing a 'racist' tram rant went viral, has been granted bai...

Gravesend Boy In 'Critical But Stable' Condition After Assault

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

A baby boy admitted to hospital is in a critical but stable condition, police have said. Candlelit vigils were held in Gravesend on Saturday and Su...

Rebekah Brooks Expecting A Baby - But Who's The Mother?

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband are expecting a baby by a surrogate mother, her spokesman said. The couple...

Lawyers: Stop Emergency Police Bail Bill

BBC | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK

Top lawyers have signed an open letter which urges the government to halt its emergency police bail bill. The emergency legislation will go through...

Police Bail: Home Office Caught Napping?

The Huffington Post | Chris Wimpress | Posted 31.08.2011 | UK Politics

The Home Office can expect a weekend of hard questions over its handling of a legal ruling on how suspects are bailed by the police in England and Wal...