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Police Searches Houses After Arrests At E.On Blockade

observer | 02.04.2008 17:23 | Climate Chaos

Nottinghamshire Police searched 2 houses yesterday afternoon after it had made two arrests at the blockade at E.On offices on Mount Street. The searches were 'authorized' under section 18 of the Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984. Under this act; "A constable may enter and search any premises occupied or controlled by a person who is under arrest for an arrestable offence, if he has reasonable grounds for suspecting that there is on the premises evidence that relates to that offence". Both people arrested were released early in the evening and were charged with Section 5 public order offences. They are to appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court on April 14th.

Other coverage: Evening Post | BBC Nottingham

Police entered and searched houses
Police entered and searched houses




its harrassment not evidence gathering

02.04.2008 18:14

Yes, this seems to be almost routine now. I hope they didn't take any computers or anything - they can do this in their search for 'evidence' and keep them more or less indefinately whilst 'analysing' them, and deciding whether to charge you. They also don't seem to respect different people's rooms or things in shared houses.

Lesson - move all your important stuff out before any actions.

another police victim


03.04.2008 12:13

just to let people know, after speaking to the solicitor about it, we are going to make a complaint about this. may not come to anything but is worth doing anyway.

intresting to note that i knew nothing of the raid until i had got out of the nick, and that they used my own key to get in. granted, that's somewhat better than them kicking the door in, but taking my key from my personal belongings and then returning them without my knowledege gave me a distinctly uneasy feeling.

when they were in the house, my partner wanted to follow them around but was told to stay in the kitchen! there were too many of them (7) to follow all of them but legally he should've been allowed to at least attempt to do so. when some concerned friends came to see what was happening, he asked if they could come in but got told that they would have to be searched if they did! they hardly spent any time in any room and it did just seem like an intimidation exercise.