My colleage first of all was in Middlesbourgh doing N.A.R's stall which many a time we have done within Newcastle and other places which we have had no problems with the city councils or police, (well ones like this at least)
Police first arrested Jon for two accounts of Theft, (intent and false representation) and carried him away on the spot, and took him down to a police cell. various infomation was then recived and Jon's house was then raided by police removing his, Computer, N.A.R's campain phone, Megaphone, House keys, Stall, AR campaining materials such as leaflets, banners, placards etc, and various other infomation the police thought was relivent.
When the police raided his home they never had a search warrent which is illegal, whilst Jon was within the police cell he was treated against the human right act's and at first was not aloud a phone call, Jon got in contact with his solicitor whom came down and released him after 7 hours, Jon has a court date in December 2009 about this so called "offence"
A meeting with our solicitors is arranged for tomorrow (hopfully) We are asking people to help us fight this unlawfull arrest this takes away the basics of our human rights! Animal rights groups have been targeted alot in the recent years, many of which have had to close down due to stupid laws getting enforced by the police
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Lets show them that they have made false claims and arrest's!
Newcastle Animal Rights