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  2. bensonby

    Detention by Private Security

    Although it’s an either way offence (so s24A applies) for s24A to be exercised the offence has to have been committed. If the person has not committed the offence (because they have nothing on them) then the arrest is unlawful.
  3. Funkywingnut

    Detention by Private Security

    Detention is arrest by the definition of depriving the person of their liberty. So I am confused with the term ‘not proper’. A refusal to be searched is not sufficient for arrest.
  4. Today
  5. Sceptre

    Detention by Private Security

    "Detaining" is pretty much synonymous with arresting in this context, certainly in layman's terms. Simple possession is still an either-way offence so the door staff are entitled to arrest anyone they have reasonable grounds for suspecting to be in possession of drugs subject to the other requirements of S24A PACE - what would make a difference was how those reasonable grounds were formed, simply refusing a search on entry is not sufficient to make the leap that they must have drugs about them.
  6. Sceptre

    Damage in rented property.

    Yes, it could be if the landlord has refused permission for you to paint the walls hot pink and you go ahead and do it anyway. Of course it is also a tort for which most landlords would seek a civil redress given the greater chance of clawing some money back, but that's not to say the crime isn't made out.
  7. Reasonable Man

    Does "knife" size matter...

    Apply the NDM and make a decision. Need more information to say which course I would take.
  8. Reasonable Man

    Attacked half a hour earlier

    The court didn’t say it was legal to carry a knife for self defence. The decision was that the judge should have left it for a jury to decide whether the defendant had a reasonable excuse. Had it not taken so long it would have gone back to court and a jury would have decided having heard all of the evidence in that particular case.
  9. Quite right. We know about Trump’s nuances because the US is so important to the UK. Doubtful many would know if the leader of some countries was a prime minister, president, monarchy or dictatorship, let alone their name or leadership nuances. some see freedom of speech is good as long as it it in their favour.
  10. Stephen Maize

    Attacked half a hour earlier

    https://www.casemine.com/judgement/uk/5b46f1ed2c94e0775e7ee40c We can also discuss the following case.
  11. h07swilkinson

    Detention by Private Security

    1) You’re requested to attend a night club where the door staff have detained an individual for refusing a drugs search as they have suspicion the individual is carrying drugs on their person. 2) same scenario as above except the door staff have arrested the individual for Suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled substance. Keep in mind, it’s not proper for a member of the public or DS to detain, they can only make an arrest for an indictable offence. How would you act? Would you question scenario 1?
  12. I had to check that this wasn’t an April fools article. On a serious note, I am becoming more and more concerned about policing. Some of the decisions from these bodies are just ridiculous. It actually makes a mockery of the investigation process really.
  13. Secretive 'Five Eyes' club to speak openly about cyber threats 24 April 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming believes ingenuity is the UK's strongest defence and most powerful weapon Experts from the so-called Five Eyes intelligence agencies will appear together for the first time in the UK to discuss cyber threats. The Five Eyes was once an almost entirely secret intelligence alliance in which the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand shared information. Representatives from all five countries will speak openly together at Glasgow's CyberUK conference on Wednesday. It comes amid tensions in the close-knit group over how to deal with China. In particular, there are divisions over the role that the Chinese company Huawei should have in building next-generation 5G data networks. The US has been campaigning hard for allies to exclude Huawei and Australia has sided with Washington. But there are reports that the UK government has already decided to allow Huawei to participate in building some "non-core" parts of a new 5G data network. According to the Daily Telegraph, the decision was made by Prime Minister Theresa May despite concerns being raised by the home, defence and foreign secretaries. A spokesman for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said its review of the issue would report in due course. Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes? Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs What is 5G and what will it mean for you? Spying scandal: For 'five eyes' only? 'Unprecedented challenges' Opening the CyberUK conference, director of GCHQ Jeremy Fleming will warn that a technological revolution "brings new and unprecedented challenges for policymakers as they seek to protect citizens, judicial systems, businesses - and even societal norms". He will say that government wants to do more to take the burden of cyber-security away from the individual and to work with manufacturers and online companies to ensure they build security into their products and services at the design stage. Mr Fleming will make the case that improving the cyber-security of the UK is only achievable if "we build a genuinely national effort - with more connections and deeper cooperation with the private sector and even closer working with our partners and allies". "To make this a success, our strongest defence and most powerful weapon will be our ingenuity - our ability to imagine what has yet to be imagined," he will add. "To see further into the future than anyone else. "Our vision for the next stage of the UK's cyber security strategy aims to do just that. The prize is great - a safer, more successful UK." View the full article
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  15. Lone Wolf

    Does "knife" size matter...

    You need good reason to be in possession of any bladed article with a fixed or folding but locking blade in a public place, regardless of the length of the blade. A folding blade that is longer than 3 inches is also a bladed article for the purposes of this offence, regardless of whether it locks or not. If there is no good reason (or lawful authority), an offence is committed.
  16. David is 24 year old male, a member of the public called the police stating that Dave was acting suspicious on a public street corner. Police attend and Dave was stopped and searched, located on Dave's person was a 2 and half inch kitchen knife. He didn't have a reasonable excuse or lawful reason for possessing it appear from "he found it on the floor" The knife was only in their pocket it wasnt being used offensively... The question is, is Dave committing an offence of carrying a bladed article? Does the law only seems to make exception to a folding pocket knife 3 inches or under? So is any sized kitchen knife an offence to carry in public? Who would arrest and who would let him go?
  17. From what I’ve read in the article I cannot for the life of me see any reason why the discharge of taser was not appropriate.
  18. Beaker

    Damage in rented property.

    I'm surprised. Theoretically decorating is Criminal Damage then unless you're doing it exactly the same as before?
  19. Reasonable Man

    Damage in rented property.

    You are so wrong. Deposit is for accidental damage. This was a pet hate of mine when I worked in a holiday area where holiday accommodation was let longer term over the winter - usually to our ne’er do well regular customers. I was not popular when I insisted officers dealt with criminal damage as criminal damage instead of the way you advocate. One decided to prove me wrong by putting a case to CPS for charge expecting it to be kicked back as a ‘civil debt’. CPS ran it and the offender was convicted and had to pay compensation. Officers then realised that was a way of dealing with those who often got away with their other crimes.
  20. Cathedral Bobby

    BBCPolice officer's use of Taser 'not reasonable or necessary'

    PIRC - IOPC same difference, they are not very good at understanding the realities of policing.
  21. Police hit back at watchdog over Taser ruling of on-the-run boxer who repeatedly challenged cops to fight https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4155764/police-scotland-bannockburn-taser-hit-out-watchdog-ruling-pirc/
  22. Beaker

    Damage in rented property.

    Yeah there is. You don't need to pay for fair wear and tear, but you do have to pay for damage you cause over and above that. It isn't a criminal matter. The Tenant has an agreement relating to damage in place. The Landlord has a security deposit, and the right to bill the tenant for repairs if required. If the visitor has damaged something then I'd go CrimDam, but not the tenant.
  23. Stephen Maize

    Attacked half a hour earlier

    I will upload it soon
  24. Sceptre

    Damage in rented property.

    There is a distinction between fair wear and tear or accidental damage which is arbitrated by the tenancy agreement, and criminal damage caused deliberately or recklessly. No tenancy agreement gives a tenant any kind of right to damage the fabric of the building in this manner.
  25. Reasonable Man

    Damage in rented property.

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Dave and Tracy’s landlord comes around and tells Dave he has to pay for the damage. Dave hits the landlord around the head with the shovel. Is that a landlord/tenant civil dispute issue as well?
  26. Beaker

    Damage in rented property.

    Initially you have to give the tenant the opportunity to repair any damage. IIRC it is S11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act. It's been a while since I had to deal with this stuff though.
  27. Sceptre

    Damage in rented property.

    Effectively this is no different to the old jointly-owned property exam question - he has destroyed or damaged property belonging to another without lawful excuse, so the offence is complete; that he has a proprietary right to the property as a tenant does not mean he can damage it regardless of the rights of the other tenant(s) and the owner. Depending on his intention when throwing the spade he might also be using violence to secure entry contrary to S6 CLA 1977, although that isn't a recordable crime. In practice some tolerance is used about damage caused by tenants, but they do not have carte blanche to wreck a house and that they're a tenant does not automatically make damage caused deliberately or recklessly a civil matter.
  28. Beaker

    Damage in rented property.

    The tenant caused the damaged. I'd suggest it is a civil issue TBH.
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