Thanks for the information and the time.
I am sorry but I cannot give you good news then. I’m afraid you are in difficulty here.
The reality is that an allegation has been made and they have powers of seizure under PACE of evidential matter.
You can request the return of this item. They will refuse.
If they hold things unlawfully then you can seek to recover by making an application pursuant to the police property act but there is no point if the seizure has been legitimate.
I am sorry but I have to tell you the truth.
Do remember that I can only give you my opinion.
Another lawyer may have a different opinion. Litigation needs at least 2 parties and neither goes to court expecting to lose.
Nonetheless, one of them does, even though they have been told by their respective legal advisers that they have a good chance of success.
If there was a black-and-white answer to every legal problem there would be no need for anything to ever proceed to court.
The ultimate decision comes from a county court judge in a civil case or from the magistrate in a criminal case heard in the magistrates court or the jury in Crown Court.
Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.