Home Secretary Theresa May
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Theresa May: Get stop and search right

It is "time to get stop and search right", the home secretary has said as she launched a public consultation on the police powers in England and Wales.

About a million stops take place each year - but only 9% lead to an arrest, Theresa May told MPs.

While it could be a "vital power in the fight against crime", she said when misused it wasted police time and undermined public confidence.

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