Blimey.. I didn’t know there was a difference between detention and arrest, sounds like a core concept.
i appreciate the reply, but i have a few more questions.
I take it detention lasts 12 hours and arrest lasts 12 hours, =24 hours. What stops the 2nd 12 hour period I'm guessing (i) charge and bail, (ii) Charge and no bail?, (iii) bail.
In regards to cross border model:
Can you point me in the direction of the legislation which covers cross border arrests, the only hint I’ve found is in the power of arrests for reciprocal arrest, but what starts the detention?
In England and Wales the first ‘trigger’ which is considered important is the time when the prisoner crosses the broader into E/W.
Is it the same for Scottish cross border arrests?
Does the 12 hour detention start when the Scottish prisoner crosses the border into Scotland.
Cross force model:
Its also not an everyday occurrence in England and wales to have cross force arrests but the legislation is clear about what happens in that fairly special case.
What happens in Scotland if the suspect is detained in the early hours of the morning at the furthest end of Scotland for an offence at the other end. And the prisoner is in detention for 11 hours 30 minutes and hasn’t been interviewed? is he arrested so the investigation can continue but then would you charge without interviewing the suspect.
Further arrest -
Further arrest adding a further 12 hours detention time is difficult for me to accept, what checks and guides stop it being abused and allowing investigators extending the detention time indefinitely by further arresting over and over again?
What are the restrictions?