Tue, 12 Dec 2006

Andy Hayman criticises Stop and Search under Section 44

The BBC (via UK Liberty) reports on the UK's senior counter terrorism police officer questioning the value of the Stop and Search powers under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000:
Andy Hayman, the Metropolitan Police's assistant commissioner responsible for anti-terror probes, said few arrests or charges arose from such searches.


I am not sure what purpose it serves, especially as it upsets so many people, with some sections of our community feeling unfairly targeted.
I raised this very issue with MPA last year.

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