Hi, I have numbered 5 related questions in paragraph 3 of my message. Particularly I would like to know how to appeal against an unlawful arrest and search, if it is possible to take a civic case against the police for the return of property, and if someone can be interrogated or threatened with charge for non-related evidence found during an unreasonably made search.
Again the point is that the police's whole case is based on one witness whose testimony makes clear (though she of course was not aware of this) that this could not have been a crime.
The police received a complaint but there is no crime alleged in the complaint. Do you understand what I mean? Surely it is unlawful arrest and search if no crime has even been alleged to have been committed? Surely the only reasonable response to such a complaint is for the police to inform the witness that no crime has taken place? The police have followed a vigilante mob (with tensions high following an entirely seperate incident in the area which my friend is not suspected of)and picked on a vulnerable man who was the victim of a crime. (To give an example if I complained to the police that you had taken a picture of me at a distance and in a public place and I was fully clothed, you would not expect to be arrested on suspicion of taking an indecent image would you?)
Surely this is all unlawful and something can be done about this?
Agree to disagree then.