Prosecutions chief deals blow to extended detention plan – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The director of public prosecutions has blown a hole in the government’s plans to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects, by questioning whether courts would allow the police to use the extra time. Sir Ken Macdonald told MPs that he was satisfied with the current 28-day limit, which ‘has suited us nicely’, and argued that the response to terrorism should be ‘proportionate and grounded’.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2007