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If someone has been bailed - must they have been charged?

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stressedtobits Mon 10-Jan-11 17:31:47


Can somebody please answer some questions for me.

If somebody has been arrested but not charged, is it usual to bail them? I thought bail was only appropriate when somebody had been charged.

Also if somebody has had an allegation made against them and then bailed - is the information (name & address etc) available to the local press?

thanks in advance

sneezecakesmum Mon 10-Jan-11 18:52:35

Police bail where a suspect is released without being charged but must return to the police station at a given time.

Police to court where having been charged a suspect is given bail but must attend his first court hearing at the date and Court given

Court bail where having already been in court a suspect is granted bail pending further investigation or while the case continues

not sure about the newspaper, but think they can be named in most cases. Think men charged with alleged rape and then found not guilty are a case in point?

stressedtobits Mon 10-Jan-11 19:40:59

Hi and thanks. So the press only gets details after someone has been charged and tried in court?

prh47bridge Mon 10-Jan-11 23:46:10

The press get details at all kinds of stages in the process. Witness the fact that we all know that a man was arrested in the Jo Yeates case and subsequently released on police bail.

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