DP collects my ds from school every day on his pushbike with trailer bike attached.
He was just on his way to collect ds (20-30 min cycle) and the police stopped him to 'check his bike wasn't stolen' and then porceeded to do a full search of his person - for no reason whatsoever. he is now going to be 30 mins late to collect ds and I will be charged for a full session of afterschool club! Not to mention to humiliation do suffered...
They have to tell you why and they have to do it quickly - there is no way it should take half an hour unless someone is obstructive (absolutely not insinuating your dh wasn't) and they have to give you a card stating your stop and search
StrandedBear I don't believe the police are allowed to just stop and search "anyone". I think I'm correct in saying that they can only do so if you match the description of a suspect they are looking for, if they believe you are carrying weapons or drugs, if there has been violent crime in the area or to counter terrorism.