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No Terror Arrests in 100,000 Police Counter-Terror Searches

Posted By admin On October 29, 2010 @ 9:34 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Alan Travis
London Guardian [1]
Friday, October 29, 2010

More than 100,000 people were stopped and searched by police under counter-terrorism powers last year but none of them were arrested for terrorism-related offences, according to Home Office figures published today.

The statistics show that 504 people out of the 101,248 searches were arrested for any offence – an arrest rate of 0.5%, compared with an average 10% arrest rate for street searches under normal police powers.

The figures prompted the former Conservative home affairs spokesman David Davis to call for the controversial policy to be scrapped.


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“This astonishing fact of no terrorism-related arrests, let alone prosecutions or convictions, in over 100,000 stop and searches, demonstrates what a massively counter-productive policy this is,” said Davis.

“A policy which fuels resentment and antagonism amongst minority communities without achieving a single terrorist conviction serves only to help our enemies and increase the terrorism threat.”

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/28/terrorism-police-stop-search-arrests

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[4] Police accused of abusing powers as anti-terrorism stop and searches treble: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-accused-of-abusing-powers-as-anti-terrorism-stop-and-searches-treble.html

[5] Counter-terror police arrest five ‘Algerian’ street cleaners in dawn raid over alleged plot to attack the Pope on UK visit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/counter-terror-police-arrest-five-algerian-street-cleaners-in-dawn-raid-over-alleged-plot-to-attack-the-pope-on-uk-visit.html

[6] Home Office admits thousands have been illegally stopped and searched under counter-terror laws (and could get compensation): http://www.prisonplanet.com/home-office-admits-thousands-have-been-illegally-stopped-and-searched-under-counter-terror-laws-and-could-get-compensation.html

[7] Police force calls time on stop and search – after using power 3,400 times but failing to make single terror arrest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-force-calls-time-on-stop-and-search-after-using-power-3400-times-but-failing-to-make-single-terror-arrest.html

[8] Terror police arrest man, 33, at Gatwick on suspicion of preparing to fly to Syria to fight for rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/terror-police-arrest-man-33-at-gatwick-on-suspicion-of-preparing-to-fly-to-syria-to-fight-for-rebels.html

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