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Theresa May announces reform of police stop-and-search powers

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, is to introduce a “comprehensive package” reforming the use of police stop-and-search powers after telling MPs that as many as a quarter of a million street searches last year were probably carried out illegally.

The home secretary said she wanted the battery of revised codes, best practice schemes and new methods of accountability to lead to a significant reduction in the use of stop and search, more intelligence-led targeted operations, and better arrest ratios.’

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