Hello , in reply to your first question, no I was not aware of the arrest warrant BEFORE I flew from the UK to the country where my relative was staying.
I was informed of the police visit by my parents
My brother was stopped on the motorway and asked to produce photo ID. He was not searched, questioned or detained.
1) Can I be stopped at Heathrow on my return if they suspect that I was there visiting the relative?
2) If I make a no comment interview can I be charged?
3) If I make subsequent trips out to the country in question, can it be proved that I went to visit my relative? I have other family members who live in the same country and can say I went to visit them
Thank you for your reply
The key to this is whether you knew the other person was 'guilty' of an offence rather than knowing of the existence of an arrest warrant
In this particular case, I have no way of knowing of my relative's potential guilt or otherwise as I was not present. So who would decide whether I had the "knowledge" of this guilt? Would this be from a jury decision based on my criminal prosecution for the Criminal Law Act 1967 which you quoted.
And yes in my relative's case, there is considerable doubt about his alleged involvement as there are a lot of suspects and I do not know of any definitive proof of his guilt (CCTV, DNA evidence etc.) so in my mind I have no knowledge of his guilt
If you thought he was innocent, for example because he acted in self defence, then you would not be guilty as an assister.
Again who's decision would this be? The police? The jury in any trial I might have?
Please can you confirm why someone might be found guilty in this case? For example, I have been googling similar cases and came across one very similar to mine
In this case it seems that the relative Mr. Amjad Hussain DID have knowledge of his brother-in-law's guilt. But how can this have been proved beyond a reasonable doubt at the time he bought the plane tickets? It also mentions perverting the course of justice?
Obviously I am keen to help out my relative as much as possible and would be keen to know how to cover myself in the event I am asked questions and potentially charged?
Thank you for your answers so far, can you confirm there was no text cutoff from your last answer it seemed to stop abruptly?
But the crucial question is do you know he is guilty? This depends entirely on what evidence the police dig up. the recent cases that I dealt with interrogating mobile phones for text messages and internet communications
I will discuss this with my relative today and then ask you any follow up questions I have tomorrow based on your information, thank you
Sorry I was away recently obviously due to recent events, I have had to organise many things.
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