September 29, 2022 | Policing Themes, Operations and Investigations
Reference: FOI - 2022 - 01420
During the Calendar year 2021:
How many times was police pre-charge bail granted by your force?
How many of these were conditional and how many were unconditional?
How many included a condition that the suspect would not be allowed to leave the country?
With relation to those cases where the suspect was prohibited from leaving the country, in how many instances was a travel document (eg. passport, EU ID cards etc.) confiscated or withheld by your force as part of enforcing bail conditions?
Please disclose any internal guidelines, operating procedures, or other documents that relate to how your force deals with travel documents that have been seized/confiscated in order to enforce/as part of bail conditions (e.g. notify HMPO/Border Force, foreign authorities or embassy if the passport is non-UK, etc.). Please note that this would exclude other cases where police might come into contact with travel documents (e.g. lost/stolen, found at crime scene etc.)