Released under investigation (RUI)

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When a suspect is released without bail. Suspects must be released under investigation, unless there is a need for further investigation and the pre-conditions for bail are fulfilled.

The changes to bail were brought in under the Police and Crime Act 2017. Bail can now only be authorised by an officer of inspector rank or higher. Extensions of bail are only possible once authorised by a superintendent officer in the first instance, or by a magistrates’ court for further extensions.

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