Thursday, March 08, 2007

Suspect Released Without Charge

A man from Walthamstow, who was arrested last week on suspicion of terrorism, was released yesterday without charge. He was held for 8 days. This is interesting because of the fuss made when the Home Office revealed that just over half of those arrested on suspicion of terrorism are released without trial.

As was pointed out in this post the statistics do not give any indication of how long these people were being held for before release. So, here we see that in one example it was 8 days. While this is just one case it shows that not all of those released were held for the maximum amount of time.