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Police in search for missing 5 year old

Police in search for missing 5 year old

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Rollcage

11,320 posts

98 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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There's no such thing as a truth drug - all depends what you believe to be true in any case!

M3333

1,786 posts

120 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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ChunkyloverSV said:
http://www.facebook.com/HangMarkBridger?ref=strea

Wow, just wow. I really despair at some of the inhabitants of this country.
That page disgusts me - pea brained morons. Lets see what happens over the next few days but above all it would be amazing if they found the poor little girl safe and alive.

MartG

7,070 posts

110 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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M3333 said:
ChunkyloverSV said:
http://www.facebook.com/HangMarkBridger?ref=strea

Wow, just wow. I really despair at some of the inhabitants of this country.
That page disgusts me - pea brained morons. Lets see what happens over the next few days but above all it would be amazing if they found the poor little girl safe and alive.
Just report the page to Facebook admin, like I have just done. Hopefully with enough complaints they'll take it down

TheSnitch

2,210 posts

60 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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There have been many high profile cases recently where the police have repeatedly sought extra time to question suspects, but - and I am sure someone with experience of working in this area will correct me if I'm wrong - as I understand it, once they charge someone they can't question him any further? I can understand that they would want to get as much out of him as possible while they still can

Jimboka

5,427 posts

110 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Innocent until proven guilty & all that. There may be some unexpected twists & turns...
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Grenoble

20,259 posts

61 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Charge or release by 5pm?

Seti

1,845 posts

110 months

El Guapo

2,528 posts

96 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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It seems strange to me that the investigation is progressing so slowly. From the manner in which the searches are being carried out, the police still don't seem to have any information to work with.
I can only conclude that either Bridger is refusing to say anything or he does not know anything. It will be interesting to see whether he is charged or released later today.

Frik

Original Poster:

12,632 posts

149 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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It certainly suggests they don't have any really damning evidence against him. If he doesn't get charged then this story gets a lot stranger.

Grenoble

20,259 posts

61 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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El Guapo said:
It seems strange to me that the investigation is progressing so slowly. From the manner in which the searches are being carried out, the police still don't seem to have any information to work with.
I can only conclude that either Bridger is refusing to say anything or he does not know anything. It will be interesting to see whether he is charged or released later today.
Though he will then probably be taken somewhere for his own protection/safety?

After all, he's been tried and convicted in the eyes of the general public.

Either way, his life will never be the same again.

Ozzie Osmond

19,571 posts

152 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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1. Helping the police with their enquiries.

This is an informal discussion with the police. If you become a suspect you will be given the police caution (see below) so that what you say afterwards can be used as evidence. You may also be arrested.

The caution means that you do not have to answer any questions, you can have a solicitor present and the interview will be recorded. You can remain silent or say 'no comment' if you want.

You are free to leave at any time unless the police arrest you.

2. Arrest

If you are arrested, the police have formed a "reasonable suspicion" that you are responsible for the crime and the next stage for them is to secure evidence by questioning. You have the right to have a solicitor present and advise you whether to answer questions. Note: if you are arrested without such reasonable suspicion you can claim compensation for wrongful arrest.

The police caution will be given, "You do not have to say anything. However, it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence."

Normally you must be charged within 24 hours after arrest or released, but if you are suspected of a serious crime (e.g. murder), this can be extended to 36 hours by a police superintendent or to 96 hours by a court.

After this time, the police must either charge you or release you.

3. Charge

Once charged with a crime you are probably going to court. That doesn't necessarily mean you are locked up straight away as the police can let you go home on "police bail". A common situation for police bail might be someone charged with a serious motoring offence.

If the Crown Prosecution Service later decides not to proceed with the case, charges can be withdrawn and you will have a clean record.

After you have been charged there will be no further police questioning. (Unless you are a terrorist)

skinley

1,681 posts

66 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Dr Doofenshmirtz said:
I did wonder if maybe April was bullying this blokes kid and possibly he decided to take matters into his own hands - and it all went horribly wrong?
Pure speculation of course. It's all very odd.
For fks sake! rolleyes

That has to be the most moronic comment on this, or any, thread ever.

Getragdogleg

5,005 posts

89 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Ozzie Osmond said:
After you have been charged there will be no further police questioning. (Unless you are a terrorist)
So the police are no longer actually questioning the suspect in custody ?

If that is the case then I suspect they have got as much as they are likely to get from him and have either charged him because they believe him to be responsible, or they need extra time to find evidence or just to keep him away from the rest of the world, some of whom appear to have gone quite mad with some form of red mist.

If he is guilty of some wrongdoing, either direct or accidental then the trial is going to be interesting, the media and social networks have been in overdrive. A fair trial might be tricky unless you bus in a load of Amish jurors.

TheSnitch

2,210 posts

60 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Getragdogleg said:
Ozzie Osmond said:
After you have been charged there will be no further police questioning. (Unless you are a terrorist)
So the police are no longer actually questioning the suspect in custody ?

If that is the case then I suspect they have got as much as they are likely to get from him and have either charged him because they believe him to be responsible, or they need extra time to find evidence or just to keep him away from the rest of the world, some of whom appear to have gone quite mad with some form of red mist.

If he is guilty of some wrongdoing, either direct or accidental then the trial is going to be interesting, the media and social networks have been in overdrive. A fair trial might be tricky unless you bus in a load of Amish jurors.
He hasn't been charged yet, has he? Therefore they can still question him

ali_kat

30,308 posts

127 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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He hasn't been charged yet - they have until 5pm today to either charge him, or release him

I pity the poor guy if they release him

Hung, drawn & quartered by the population just because he was arrested - if everyone the Police arrested was guilty... Australia woudl still be a prison rofl

TheSnitch

2,210 posts

60 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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skinley said:
Dr Doofenshmirtz said:
I did wonder if maybe April was bullying this blokes kid and possibly he decided to take matters into his own hands - and it all went horribly wrong?
Pure speculation of course. It's all very odd.
For fks sake! rolleyes

That has to be the most moronic comment on this, or any, thread ever.
I'd like to second that



Lost_BMW

12,955 posts

82 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Grenoble said:
El Guapo said:
It seems strange to me that the investigation is progressing so slowly. From the manner in which the searches are being carried out, the police still don't seem to have any information to work with.
I can only conclude that either Bridger is refusing to say anything or he does not know anything. It will be interesting to see whether he is charged or released later today.
Though he will then probably be taken somewhere for his own protection/safety?

After all, he's been tried and convicted in the eyes of the general public.

Either way, his life will never be the same again.
Another victim in this - especially if he did do this - is his own family/daughter. How must it (will it) be to grow up knowing your dad killed a classmate? Awful thought.

Oakey

19,553 posts

122 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Seti said:
MouthBreather said:
Jessica Morris Keep it open- we need somewhere to convene if he gets released- we will need to arrange a march to his house for welsh justice if he gets released!!! X

otolith

31,765 posts

110 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Thick as pigst fantasists. Nothing new there.

Symbolica

10,662 posts

121 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I genuinely think they'll struggle to try him after the field day that the media has had.