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Where can I find legal references regarding the rights of a

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Where can I find legal references regarding the rights of a suspect who is on bail. For example, the suspect should not be interfered with or contacted by the party making the allegations due to risk of bullying/harrassment/intimidation/interference/entrapment by the party making the allegations.
As far as I am aware, the perty making the allegations can only contact the suspect through the police or through the suspect's criminal lawyer.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
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What do you mean by legal references?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

References in case law, acts,statutes, human rights laws etc

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
If you are hoping to find a reference to the effect that there can be conditions placed upon the accuser to stop contact then I'm afraid that is not possible because that is not the law.
The law is that the suspect can be bound by bail conditions but not the accuser.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The bail condition imposed to me was "to not contact directly or indirectly xxx (name of company) or yyy(name of individual working for that company) unless invited to do so by Thames Valley Police.

I did not receive any permission to contact the accuser so I could not.

I have observed on several occassions when working for the local community that the accuser could only contact the suspect through the police or the accuser's solicitor due to the risk of bullying/harrassment.interference, intimidation or entrapment which can stress the suspect and cause the suspect to break bail conditions.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
That is completely incorrect I'm afraid.
Sadly accusers do it all the time without any consequence at all.
There is no defence of entrapment in the UK. It only forms part of an abuse of process argument and then it has to be police entrapment.
This is one of the ways in which women abuse. Do not pander to it.

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