Chief Constable Chris Eyre
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Spending cuts blamed for bail 'legal limbo' for suspects

Deep spending cuts are delaying police inquiries and helping to cause an increase in people kept on bail for months, and sometimes years, warns the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo).

Chief Constable Chris Eyre, Acpo's national lead on criminal justice, blamed the spending squeezes in the police, CPS and NHS.

Critics want new laws to limit the time people can spend on police bail, a measure which Home Secretary Theresa May is considering.

Newsnight's Nick Hopkins reports.

  • 02 Dec 2014
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