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Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 6th April 2005.

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Photo of Lord Monson Lord Monson Crossbench 4:45 pm, 6th April 2005

My Lords, will it be a defence for an individual who carries out a citizen's arrest, believing mistakenly that the offence that he is preventing is an indictable one, to argue that the law is hazy or unclear on the precise dividing line between indictable and non-indictable offences?