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My son was indirectly involved with a gun crime - he took the

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My son was indirectly involved with a gun crime - he took the man home after being phoned. The police were out looking for the men after they ran across the field. The armed police came looking for them. What I want to know is how come a member of the public was told who the police was looking for and also where and when the hearing would be and that they would probably not get bail?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
How do you know they were?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been told by someone who was told this.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
It depends what you mean,
They are perfectly entitled to tell members of the public any information that might lead to the location of a suspect - such as a name or a descripton.
Also, it depends if this really is a member of the public. All of us are members of the public but we obviously have other capacities in which we act. If this person was a witness then that is entirely different.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How come they knew when and where the hearing would take place
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Probably because they are either wittneses or the police were reassuring thm.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They must have phoned the police to find out then.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
It is very unlikely they were given that information over the phone unless they were witnesses