The news channels are eagerly following the aftermath of the raid on a house in Forest Gate. Police officers are searching the house from top-to-bottom with massive vaccum cleaners, apparently.
With the talk of evidence gathering and ‘credible intelligence’ I cannot help thinking of the 90 day detention proposition that the government put before the House of Commons. If the police find evidence and proceed quickly to a charge, that would lend some weight to the suggestion that the police do not actually need 90 days worth of intrest free credit.
What if they don’t find the evidence? Does that validate the supporters, or opponents of 90 day detention? The former group would say that we’ve let a crimminal walk free. The latter group would suggest that the authorities had made a mistake, and thank goodness no-one has been detained for 90 days without trial.
It is obviously a set of un-falsifiable hypotheticals at present. But it will be interesting to see for just how long Messers Kahar and Koyar are detained.