The government is set to introduce radical changes to bail conditions for crime suspects in England and Wales.Proposals set out by the Home Secretary, Priti Patel will see bail terms being increased from the current 28 days to as much as 90 days, with police being instructed to impose bail if suspects are thought to be a risk to victims or witnesses and the general public.It’s believed that within the proposals, which have been outlined in a public consultation, police powers of `Release Under Investigation’ will be strengthened against suspects who aren’t bailed by having their case reviewed.The consultation hopes to garner opinion on:Extending the time limit for bail from 28 days to either 60 or 90 daysInstructing police officers to use bail when there’s a risk to...
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