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reform the police power to arrest to prevent a breach of the peace

this power enables a police officer to arrest someone for almost anything they have done (or might do) that they don't approve of, and because it's a common law matter, not a criminal offence, police can't bail you. so you are kept in a police cell untill you can be put before the court. what if it happens on a friday night of bank holiday weekend – you can be in a police cell for 2 or 3 days.

Why does this matter?

the right to preventatively arrest someone is an extremely powerful right on which there must be stringent safeguards at least as strict as for other criminal offences

this has been used to arrest people engaged in peaceful protest.

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