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'Get stop and search right' says Home Secretary Theresa May

The government is to begin a six-week public consultation in England and Wales on the use of controversial "stop and search" powers.

About a million stops take place each year, but only 9% lead to an arrest.

Home Secretary Theresa May has said it was "time to get stop and search right.''

When the tactic was misused it wasted police time and undermined public confidence, she said, adding that no-one should be stopped "just on the basis of their skin colour.''

Matt Prodger reports.

  • 02 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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