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Another question for Sir Ian Blair

Telegraph | News | Police set free 'terror raid' brothers

Scotland Yard was facing fierce criticism last night after two brothers arrested in a high profile anti-terrorism raid in east London were released without charge.

As I said nearly a week ago "My bet is these two guys are going to walk free" .....June 5, 2006 06:32 AM. The police had made it obvious by their briefings by then what the outcome was going to be, so why did Sir Ian Blair and team hold onto them for so long?

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The short answer: Because they could

The slightly longer answer: To try and justify using a battalion's worth of police to arrest two men. And in the hope the media would have moved on to another story and thus minimise their embarrasment.

Neither are very compelling reasons for giving the police more powers though.

RM

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