Raids can be quite public. You may find yourself contacted or approached by a journalist asking questions about what has happened. You
You or your solicitor can write to the officer in charge of the investigation to ask for them to return your items.
The police should provide a receipt of items seized in a “reasonable” amount of time. Police are allowed to keep items which
A number of items may have been taken during a raid. The most common of which are: 1. Electronics 2. Passports and
You are not obliged to answer any questions and should seek legal advice.
Yes, you are allowed, as long as you are not getting in the way of the police officers. The police officers cannot
Consent for a raid cannot be provided by your landlord, the police have to seek consent from someone entitled to allow entry.
It must be shown as soon as “reasonably practicable.” Generally, this means once the property has been secured and everyone has been
Unless the warrant explicitly states that people can be searched, a warrant does not allow police officers to search people within the
The warrant should provide the following information: Your address The reason it has been issued