- from a highly distasteful ‘booking in’ procedure to being released takes at least 10 if not 43 hours;
- being released means Police can impose ‘bail conditions’ which the ‘arresting officer’ determines;
- whilst in a cell, doctors deny you the supplement that prevents you from having painful muscular cramps, because they want to get rid of their Paracetamol and pills to ‘calm you’;
- meanwhile the Crown Prosecution Service [CPS or ‘Clown Prosecution Services’, as has been suggested] decides whether to formulate ‘charges’ or not – possibly based on the results from investigating computers and phones that they ‘seized’;
- if yes, you are taken to court, possibly in handcuffs, after your walking sticks were taken away;
- in Court, you are given ‘Court Bail’ which can rectify the ‘Police Bail’ and thus ‘Law Enforcement’ hands over to ‘The Rule of Law’;
- if you’re acquitted, as two of us were, we should have had our property back: promptly, without having to request it, unbroken, as Sergeant Ward of Holborn Police Station told me that property is SAFE with them;
- it is apparently very unusual to be imposed a ‘Restraining Order’ after having been found ‘not guilty’; but we deserved this extreme and unusual treatment;
- unfortunately, our experiences are very far from what is supposed to happen according to the Law and Rule books…
Police Bail can go forever. I’m still on it. That’s what I alerted all MPs who are members of the Home Affairs Committee and the Petitions Committee, besides the key MEPs who are aware of my ordeal, following our petition to Stop Forced Adoptions.
For not only the Home Affairs Committee, also the Home Office had produced reports, after Paul Gambaccini had been on police bail for nearly a year. He was the first to expose Savile on TV.
The rest is history:
- Telegraph: Paul Gambaccini: limit pre-charge bail to 28 days [March 2015]
- Telegraph: Theresa May to announce 28-day police bail to limit ‘legal limbo’ for suspects [Dec 2014]
- Telegraph: The injustice of police bail [Dec 2014]
- Report by Home Affairs Committee after Paul Gambaccini 
- The Collaborative Effort of a Prosecution Team Manual of Guidance 
- Christopher Jefferies’ Interview with BBC Radio 4 
- Describe how it is decided whether to grant bail to a person awaiting trial [no date]
- BBC: Police bail restriction plans ‘dangerous’ [current]
- The Guardian: Bail time limit proposals questioned by police standards body [current]
And memory of the web:
- BBC: Paul Gambaccini backs 28-day bail limit after Operation Yewtree arrest 
- The Guardian: Police used me as ‘flypaper’ for almost a year 
I wonder how many joined the Police to protect child abuse?
How many would leave if they had a comparable job alternative?
Apparently, the Official Secrets Act has something to do with their critical life decisions…
And how they may be ‘seduced’ into perks, promotions and god knows what other ‘favours’…
When you join the dots, you spot the pattern! Here it took me five pages to put together the petition to Abolish Police Bail.