See my previous submitted idea which appears to be supported in part by an ex-policeman posting on www.closeprotectionworld.co.uk/. He, posting as Prometheus, writes:
"I'm afraid to say that when I was a copper it was customary to bluff first time offenders that the caution was no big deal, the practice was institutionalised in my force. We would often disuade them from having a solicitor by making some laim excuse that the duty solicitor was delayed and they would have to go back into their cell. The detained person would usually agree to be interviewed without legal representation. They could even be bluffed into confessessing by implying the police had more evidence that they actually did. When respectable people admit to a minor offence and receive a caution I do not believe they understand the gravity of it. Another bad practice is arresting someone knowing very well at the point of arrest there is not a realistic prospect of charge or conviction. There is a stated case on this Plange v Chief Constable Humberside Police 1992. The bottom line is that the goverment have erroded a Constable's discretionary power in which they are pressured to arrest and get a result. All this unethical and unlawful behaviour is as a result of interference by our politcial masters at the Home Office.
"I would strongly advise legal assistance at all times as the Police service are operating some sharp practices these days".
UNTIL A PERSON IS TRIED AND FOUND GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE IN A COURT OF LAW THEY DO NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD AND AS SUCH ANY CAUTIONS (ADMINISTERED BY THE POLICE) OR MALICIOUS HEARSAY REPORTED TO THE POLICE MUST BE OMMITTED FROM CRB CHECKS. PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE BEING DESTROYED.