Charging suspects – why it’s a job for prosecutors – The Times

Posted November 27th, 2008 in bail, news, prosecutions by sally

“Criminal suspects remain on bail for weeks or even months before being charged because of complex, inefficient and inconsistent charging practices, a new report today concludes. In one exceptional case, the time from arrest to charge was more than a year, at 369 days after arrest, although the average was 41.3 days, and suspects were regularly ‘rebailed’.”

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The Times,27th November 2008