An inadmissible confession, and the lengths the police can go in pursuit of a suspect, shows the significance of PACE, writes Maia Cohen-Lask

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and its associated codes of practice are the source of a comprehensive system

of suspects’ rights. Judges

have wide-ranging powers to exclude evidence obtained unfairly.

Where there have been significant and substantial breaches of PACE, any admissions made thereafter

will not be admissible. This is a st...

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18 Oct 2016 | Practice Area